30. Reboot the hard drive
Many people with depression misconstrue events or circumstances. Swapping negative spin for more level-headed thinking changes your mood.
What you think about what’s happening affects the way you feel.
‘I’m a terrible artist,’ says Funmi, ‘People just buy my work because they feel sorry for me. None of my pictures ever turns out right.’
‘My husband’s heart attack is my fault,’ says Hamida, ‘I stress him out and now I won’t be able to cope on my own while he’s in hospital.’
‘I’ve got to wear glasses,’ says Kieron, ‘I look so geeky, no one will ever fancy me again.’
Ever have thoughts like these? If so, it’s time to reboot your hard drive. When you’re depressed, you’re more inclined to see the worst in yourself, the world ...