Print out each one of these and put them in your Reminders Notebook, so they are easily available. (If you haven't yet or are somewhere where you cannot access it, go to this site and link to this page from Depression.) See the two major connected pieces also and follow those, after you've done these:
___ Change your posture - stand tall and very upright, shoulders back, etc.
___ Exercise - Go for a walk, do a slow treadmill, just move and move (changes
serotonin, plus energy, plus feels good). Vital, vital, vital!
___ Simply block the thoughts, using the backwards counting relaxation method
from 10 to 1, over and over persistently. Counting, also discussed in The Pause, which you should do all of your life, every day.. Do not allow
the continuation of the nonsense thoughts! You'll do this lots of times - and
it'll not only block the thoughts but also be relaxing. Great physical effect.
___ Stand up (move body around a bit), don't just sit
___ Talk to a supportive person
___ Schedule a meeting with a professional who can guide and direct you
___ Do the mood-curing, getting-"up" inspiration watching/listening video/audio
routines - see Inspiration. I defy you to languish while watching Tony
___ Write down your thoughts, write down opposites - If you feel up to it.
___ Look through your Reminders Notebook to find anything else that could be
uplifting and/or centering.
___ Schedule this very day:
____ To go to an "Anonymous" meeting (see list) that relates to some issue
you're dealing with (Overeaters Anonymous, CoDA, AA, Alanon, etc.).
____ A fun activity
___ Use the Timer Tool to do really short little tasks.
___ Look at these pieces, which would best be kept available in your Reminders
at least has thing in common with it.)
Go outside and break your routine