How do we keep going when our lives fall apart?
three P’s can stunt recovery: (1) personalization — the belief that we are at fault; (2) pervasiveness — the belief that an event will affect all areas of our life; and (3) permanence — the belief that the aftershocks of the event will last forever
It’s okay to lean on your friends and family.
If you’re saying to yourself, “I don’t have anyone I can talk to about my problems” then you want to spend more time working on your relationships.
We all fear burdening others with our problems. But if you can’t, should you really call them friends?
Journaling is a real solution. It’s also free and accessible to pretty much everyone.
Thinking about your problems is usually just ruminating — and the research shows rumination is a major cause of depression.
But writing is different. It forces you to structure your thoughts. And it helps you get those feelings out in a constructive way. And that can produce powerful results.
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