So you know how damn depression/anxiety/ocd/intrusive thoughts- the way whole neurosis gang lol. You know how they tend to steal yourself from you?
Like in the midst of horrible depressive episode you forget what happiness feels like?
Or in the midst of a panic attack you forget what calmness feels like?
So what do you do to make you feel yourself and not the illness?
Here some of the stuff I do and please share what you do too.
1- Before going to bed every night I let a tape of my happy memories run through my head, for example I would say tonight I will think of that trip I had in Amsterdam and I just run it in my head and rejoice in it- it’s important to do it when you are calm not anxious.
2- I would open up my snapchat memories and go through very old photos and videos -videos of before the depressive episode set in.
3-I would run on with my head phones on and listen to old tracks that bring happy memories
4- I would re-watch a movie that I watched when I was feeling healthier
5- I would eat a dessert or a dish I used to enjoy before. It’s pancakes these days, they remind me of a happy time!
Those are my tricks, please share what you do