Quick Tip – Thought Stopping Techniques
Depression often goes hand in hand with anxiety. Sadness and worry can be very closely connected. Next time you have an anxious or worrisome thought, try these “Thought Stopping” techniques.
- Picture a stop sign popping up directly in front of you, blocking you from those negative thoughts.
- Replace the thought with a completely opposite, positive one. For example, if you constantly worry about your unknown future, try thinking about what you are grateful for in the present.
Most importantly, track the negativity. When does it come up? What seems to prompt these feelings? Becoming aware of the negativity is the first step towards blocking it out..