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6 Ways to Stop the Downward Spiral to Depression

Friday, September 7th, 2012

By Papalars

Let’s start with a story, it goes like this…

Once upon a time there was an overworked, stressed out modern day person, and that person was you! And that person became a victim of a spiral. The Spiral!

You know what I mean, right? Oh, yes you do.  The Spiral is that downward plummet towards depression/anxiety. It’s that sneaky feeling that slowly creeps into your life. It makes you think irrational thoughts that seem reasonable…at the start it’s trying to be subtle:

‘I should have listened more.’
‘I always mess that up.’
‘Life is hard.’
‘Other people can do this, why can’t I?’

Usually, you recognize these types of thoughts are unhelpful and let them slide, but not today, today you listen to them.


 

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