How can I get a handle on the negative thoughts running through my mind constantly
June 21, 2007 10:11 AM Subscribe
To those who have successfully treated their depression using CBT or are in the process of doing so: How did you/ do you handle the constant barrage of negative thoughts and self evaluations?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (20 answers total) 70 users marked this as a favorite
I am always comparing myself to others, ruminating on the past and on 'could have been's, beating my self up about missed opportunities and so on. All this not only makes me feel quite depressed but also leaves me feeling very discouraged about my future. I want to change this. For good.
CBT makes a lot of sense to me but I'm finding it very hard to constantly monitor and counter very single thought that I have (It doesn't help that most of my feelings and thoughts about myself at this point are pretty negative).
Solutions like distracting one's self, trying to rationally challenge them work but only temporarily.
What can I do to make the changes in my thinking long lasting? How did you do it?