Actions are often fueled by one’s thoughts and beliefs. The positive line of thinking delivers positive output. Negative thoughts usually result in actions with negative consequences.
It’s not a secret that depressed people’s minds are filled with negativity, resulting in their loss of self-confidence and pessimistic outlook in life. Whether you are suffering from depression or just feeling stressed, it is essential to know how to deal with these thoughts before your tired and occupied mind goes any further to the deeper negative side.
“I Make Others Miserable.”
Unless you are doing something illegal and harmful, then you are definitely never a burden to your friends, family, and colleagues. In fact, your immediate family and close friends will compose your support system with whom you can share your feelings and emotions with. They are the people who will love and understand you the most without any judgement.
“I Am A Failure.”
“People with a healthy self-esteem tend to view failure as an event. People with low self-esteem often view failure as fatal. This thought process pummels one’s self-esteem and overtime being a failure becomes their identity.” counselor Monte Drenner said. Everyone fails at more than one point in his or her life. Life continues even if we are not perfect physically, mentally, emotionally and even spiritually. Dealing with depression is hard especially when you don’t stop comparing yourself to others. Instead, it’s better to focus on your skills, no matter how small they may be, and start from them.
You can also try reading real-life motivational stories of famous people who were once a dropout and those who had experienced too many rejections before succeeding in life.
“I Can Do This Myself.”
The first sign of depression is denial and ignorance. In fact, even if you are not depressed but feeling intense stress or having anxiety instead, the best decision you can do for yourself is to consult professional help or find support from friends and family. “If your intention is to live a meaningful and healthy life, you will make decisions that support this intention, and feel good about yourself when you succeed in this purpose.” Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D. explains.
Whether you are just feeling stressed, doing things all by yourself will not be the best choice. Your decisions will often be clouded by your hopeless mind and the negative thoughts that come with it. A depressed and stressed mind can drive your actions into negative consequences.
“I Am Weak.”
Depression doesn’t care about your race, gender, social status or nature of the job. It hits even the richest of all and even those who you deem to be successful in their chosen field. Nobody is exempted from the risk.
“Our society tells us that if you talk about your issues, express your feelings, or even verbalize you have a mental health disorder, you must be “weak.”,” says Ryan Parks, M.Ed, LPCC. You are not weak. The fact that you choose to wake and get up from the bed every morning is an everyday sign that you are strong. Fighting depression is not a joke. In fact, people around you will tell you how strong you are for continuing life amidst all the negativities that come with it.
“Maybe, Ending My Life Is The Best Solution.”
Every problem has a solution if you would just look at it from another fresh perspective. If you are currently swirling with intense feelings and emotions, then the chances are high that you wouldn’t be able to think properly and see how things would work the other way.
Ending your life will never be the solution to any problem. Imagine all the grief that your friends, colleagues, and family will suffer once you have decided to disappear from the world. A lost life will never be undone. There is no remedy for a lost life, and there will never be.
It is pretty normal that every person thinks negatively at times. However, negative thoughts and hopeless thinking that would put yourself in danger and despair are life-threatening. The reason why a depressed person needs support is that their minds are distorted. Never take a chance if your mental health is on the line.