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Defeat depression by Dr Sabina Dosani, Infinite Ideas

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27. It’s the thought that counts

Do you tend to jump to the wrong conclusions? Stress not, it’s easily done. But learning to avoid it could be key to your recovery.

Replacing incorrect assumptions with reality testing can quash depression. It’s easier than you think.

Look before you leap (to the wrong conclusion)

Our thoughts and feelings are interconnected. I was reminded of this the other day when I was walking by a river. Suddenly a man pushed me off the path. I was frightened, thinking I was about to be mugged. Within a second, I realised he’d pushed me out of the way of a racing rollerblader, out of control and unable to stop. My feelings turned to gratitude when I realised I’d been spared a collision. When I thought of his push as a rescue ...

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