Do you think that thoughts are responsible for feelings or would you argue that feelings bring about thoughts? According to Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, the first assumption is true. Not only does this
make sense, but it equips us with a practical tool to feel better.
It is said that those with depressive tendencies, BTW, more women than men, dwell on bad life events and may have increased sad memories.
This is where we win!
Learn to catch yourself when thinking those destructive thoughts...maybe you feel guilty about something (depressives often carry this burden of unwarranted guilt), or don't think highly of yourself that day...you may even be visiting the "Why me? Place...that is the first step, recognizing patterns.
Now flip those feelings by using your thoughts...think of how fortunate you are for having whatever you do possess..especially those things that no one can take away.
You will feel good.
Make this a new habit.
Another tip is to keep a gratitude journal by writing at least 5-10 things for which you were thankful for that day. This is especially helpful before bedtime, as it helps one to drift off thinking peaceful thoughts .
Healing is up to you...you have more power than you realize.