Depression is insidious.
You feel sad, you lose your concentration, nothing is interesting to you
anymore, and – to top it all off – your thoughts become stuck in an endless loop
There are many ways to address depression. Researchers interested in
decreasing depression and increasing resilience have found that using a number
of intentional activities creates positive emotions and helps
reduce feelings of depression.
The first step, though, is to work toward letting go of the
critical rumination going on in your head. Why? Because it is very
difficult to even consider pursuing intentional activities with thoughts such
“It won’t help.”
“Why even bother?”
“I’ll just screw it up.”
These thoughts make your mood bleaker and keep you on the sofa rather than
feeling up for trying a new activity or intervention.
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