This is an excellent mindfulness exercise for dealing with negative thoughts.
Many of the symptoms of depression have to do with the dwelling on the past. Guilt, regret and loss are often the primary feelings you may have when you are depressed. On the other hand, anxiety and worry about the future may play a part, too. While medications help, they may not entirely get rid of all these symptoms.
People are creatures of habit. You may have learned certain ways of thinking and believing, mostly from your childhood. While some people wear “rose-colored glasses”, seeing life from a positive perspective, others have “blue-colored glasses”, seeing only the negative side. In other words, everything you experience is filtered through your own perceptions. One of these misconceptions is the idea that the past equals the future. People who struggle with depression often become hopeless because they don’t see that anything they do can make a difference in their lives. But if you…
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