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Stopping the bad thoughts

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CJ1234

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When you start getting into a spiral, when that first domino falls and you can feel its going to start cascading, what do you find helps you stop?
 
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Difficult question

But I think you need to just let it happen, stop struggling.
 
Signofthetimes

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Things that I try:
Listening to music
Going to sleep
Setting a timer and doing something that needs to get done
Taking a walk
Writing
Using the forum
Taking a moment to focus on surroundings (looking at something pretty, smelling something nice,etc.)
 
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The one thing that never works is rushing around like a maniac trying to distract yourself.

Claire Weekes has some excellent free audios on this subject you'll find online.

Learn relaxation and breathing techniques to learn how to relax into depression as best you can. Then take things one small step at a time.

Depression always lifts. Never out a time left mit on it, guve it as much time as it takes.
 
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Nothing.
Just falling down
 
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Ah yes... that place.:love:
What I often do is allowing it to be there at a moment when it is possible.
And making sure I am really listening, so the thoughts get the feeling that I get it (instead of that they have to scream louder). And then going back to normal life, with the promise that I come back to the thoughts a next time. So creating space and giving inner boundaries.
 
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I need distractions, sometimes desperately. 😔
 
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Savoring small pleasures. Relishing the sensory experience of eating something. Delighting in looking at a small thing of beauty. Laughing at a book of dirty jokes. Listening to music that uplifts me.
 
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Music and podcasts are my first go to.
Yesterday I felt like this and I changed my bed sheets, washed some clothes, cleaned my bedroom. It felt better that everything was clean.
Cuddle my cat.
Come on to this forum and either just have a look or make a post to let it out somewhere.

We’re all here and we all understand ❤
 
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