Moods: Questions to Think About
What can I control and what can’t I control?
What is the benefit of getting upset over what I can’t control?
Why am I feeling down and defeated? Why am I in a bad mood?
What exactly am I telling myself? What I tell myself is part of my thinking process.
Am I paying attention to the wrong things?
Is what I'm thinking really accurate? Or is it just another habitual over-exaggeration?
Are my thoughts always ‘reality’? Or is my perception of events -- even if it's inaccurate -- more important?
A potential solution to all these confusing questions: Maybe I should take what I thought was a "bad" experience, and interpret it from a more rational perspective.
When I feel low, I am usually thinking too much. My mind becomes racy and goes into overdrive. How can I stop it from thinking so much?
How can I get my mind off negative, ANT-like thinking?
Gently allow yourself to become more active, get out of the house, exercise, run around the block, go shopping, volunteer to help others, talk to a positive friend...do anything constructive that you want. Your mood will change as you become more active. As you continue to stay more active, you will be less and less depressed.