I don’t know about you, but when I’m depressed, my self-talk goes something like this:”This is uncomfortable … I wish I were dead.””I don’t know what to do about x, y, and z … I wish I were dead.””I can’t escape this sadness … I wish I were dead.””How can I get rid of this awful anxiety? … I wish I were dead.”Do you recognize the common denominator? The only resolution I see is to give up and die … either actively (when I’m extremely depressed and suicidal) or passively on other days. I don’t have the energy or the confidence to problem-solve. Which is why I have to be proactive with regard to my self-talk when I’m feeling very depressed and anxious. If not, my thoughts will follow the path of least resistance–and fantasize about death. I have to make a conscious effort to turn them around. And I have to repeat over and over and over again this sentence: “I WILL get better.”To view my YouTube video, click here.
I wish there was a song (probably there is one already) to sing when the path of least resistance becomes my minds MO. There is an organizing Guru called “The Fly Lady” and she has these great, corny songs to help people get in the mood and get going with picking up their clutter. I need a great corny song to clean up my self talk when bad thought clutter starts piling up. “Oh great, I am going to fail.” “Oh Great! This definitely proves my lack of _____.” It’s total crappy depressive self talk that needs to be cleaned up.
I hear ya mate
yes! I agree!! a corny great song would work good!!! I say, what a friend always says to me,,, this too will pass, or I am getting better in everyway, everyday,,or what I do,, is look up!! say out loud, GOD< I NEED HELP!!! the most positive thing , I have read??? is ? please dont holler @ me??? is joel osteens book. called I am….when I get sensitive?? sad etc## the book helps me 100%. … god has your back,,, He sees your tears an sadness an depression and all this crazy stuff, sorry, I hope this may hav helped @ least one person??? I try to be thankfull an gratfull for all I do hav… be happi an well