WHEN YOUR FEARS AND DEPRESSION HAVE THE BEST OF YOUWritten by Stan Popovich
What do you do when your fears and depression are stronger than what you can handle? There are times that no matter what you do, your fears have best of you. Here is a list of techniques and suggestions on what to do when this happens.
The first step is to learn to take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through rest of week, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. You never know when answers you are looking for will come to your doorstep. We may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.
When a person is feeling depressed, he or she should take a few minutes to write down all of things that he is thankful for in his life. This list could include past accomplishments and all things that that they take for granted. The next time you feel depressed, review your list and think about good things that you have in your life.
Remember that there is one power that is stronger than your fears and depression and that is power of God. A person does not have to be religious to use power of God. When going gets tough, talk to God about your problems as if you were talking to a friend. Review Bible and pray hard. Be persistent and be open in avenues that God may provide to you in solving your problem. It is not always easy, however God is in control and he will help you if you ask him.
MANAGING YOUR OCD, PANIC ATTACKS, AND OBSESSIVE THOUGHTSWritten by Stan Popovich
There are times that we encounter fearful thoughts that can be difficult to manage. For some people, more they try to get rid of thoughts, stronger thoughts become and more difficult they become to manage. As a result, here is a brief list of techniques that a person can use to help manage their fearful and obsessive thoughts and anxieties.
The first thing a person must do is not to dwell or focus on fear provoking thought when it comes. The more a person tries to reason out thought or focus on fear behind thought, stronger thought becomes. The next time you encounter an obsessive thought, get into practice of not dwelling on it.
From my interviews with various psychologists, I was told that a person should visualize a red stop sign in their mind when they encounter a fear provoking thought. When negative thought comes, a person should think of a red stop sign which serves as a reminder to stop focusing on that thought and to think of something else. A person can then try to think of something positive to replace negative thought.