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Last night was, if I’m honest, a fairly bad night.
Couldn’t sleep, negative thoughts, deepening mood.
When that happens I know I can do one of two things.
I can lay there in bed and let the negative thoughts do their worst.
Or I can do something to try to change the negative thoughts to positive, or at least alleviate the negative.
So I got up, pressed play on the stereo and listened to some songs on an iTunes mix I have.
Sometimes there are particular songs that help.
Sometimes it doesn’t matter a whole lot what song it is, what helps is simply the fact that there is something, music, to distract my mind from negative thoughts.
I once went onto Twitter and put out a tweet which asked simply what the best antidote to depression is?
Can’t remember who it was but someone responded with one word…”distraction”.
They had a point.
What do you do to ‘head off’ negative thoughts?
Do you put on some music, read a book, pray, write, watch television?
Over to you 🙂