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What can you do if you think negative thoughts about yourself?

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You might want to:

  • Think about what you would say to a friend in this situation. Tell yourself that story instead.
  • Ask your inner voice for proof. Is it right or just a cranky loudmouth?
  • Try to reframe whatever triggered it. If someone just treated you poorly, it may not really be about you. Maybe they're under a lot of stress and you just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

SOURCES:

HelpGuide.org: "Depression Treatment," "Coping with Depression."

National Health Service: "Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing," "Mindfulness," "How to Be Happier."

BMC Psychiatry : "Lifestyle Medicine for Depression."

University of Minnesota: "What Lifestyle Changes are Recommended for Anxiety and Depression?"

Mayo Clinic: "Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)."

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: "Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Coping Strategies."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 04, 2017

SOURCES:

HelpGuide.org: "Depression Treatment," "Coping with Depression."

National Health Service: "Five Steps to Mental Wellbeing," "Mindfulness," "How to Be Happier."

BMC Psychiatry : "Lifestyle Medicine for Depression."

University of Minnesota: "What Lifestyle Changes are Recommended for Anxiety and Depression?"

Mayo Clinic: "Depression (Major Depressive Disorder)."

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: "Giving Thanks Can Make You Happier."

Anxiety and Depression Association of America: "Coping Strategies."

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 04, 2017

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