Thinking, thinking, thinking. Sometimes I feel like I'm thinking my way straight to the funny farm. Thinking is great when it's positive or neutral but when it's negative it can send me spiralling down into the depths of despair in no time at all.
Do you have any ways of breaking a negative thinking cycle? Both for 'nipping it in the bud' i.e. before it gets into a cycle and for when it's gone way past that i.e. when you're mentally on your knees struggling to handle even everyday tasks?
Friends and family often advise me to 'get out and do something' which is fine in the early stages and can help me snap out of it but if I've already gone past that stage 'getting out and doing something' isn't something I can force myself to do, try as I might! At that point I'd find it difficult to even speak to my partner, let alone go out and socialise/be energetic/open the front door.
What do you do to drag yourself back up again?