Hi everyone this is a great thread and very good input thanks I haven't read it all yet but like what I have so far
This has to do with mindfulness, it's not an overnight fix but then again often depression is a lifetime of niggling pain built up.
Being aware of our thoughts which with practise is well worth it. Until we learn to find positives and happy memories goals gratitude of what we do have which is blurred or buried with depression it's difficult to stop or avoid our first thought
What we can do is learn to hear it but not allow the pain associated with emotion that follows the thought and cascades. With depression we see things in a negative light.
By hearing our thought then either distraction whether looking around the room and focusing on items or thinking of a positive can be of great help. The more positive and good memories we think of means less room for negatives I believe we can only have although lightening speed one thought at a time.
Good memories can also be positive triggers.
It's our reaction to the original thought that takes us into deeper painful thinking that we feel.
Ultimately it's our thoughts that lift or undo us.
I like the idea writing them down and later in better headspace more strength from bettet sleep we can work through them more consciously.
Don't give up people there is ways of coming out the other side for most of us.
Once we take the drivers seat to our thinking and learn new ways there is light at the end of the dark tunnels.
It's in us, we have the strength, it's finding and learning to use the tools we have
We're capable of tremendous power in our favour, our minds are complex amazing computers just needing our direction towards peace 🕊
Best to everyone ⚘🌱new beginnings can start now ☺