The Vicious-Cycle Breaking Technique
To break vicious-cycle you need to SUBSTITUTE a new thought pattern. You need to interrupt the vicious cycle
repeatedly until it goes away. This will cause you a sense of LOSS. The vicious cycle thinking was giving you
solace, it was serving a purpose, it was consoling you. The problem is that the purpose of the vicious-cycle was to
serve itself not you. Break the cycle. Eat something new, a new food of some kind. It matters not what kind. Going
for a walk is a great way to break vicious-cycle thinking, but you will need to control what you think when you
walk. Pay particular attention to the details of your neighbourhood. Look for new people, new things as you walk.
Focus on smaller details of colour, sound, smells. Recognise road signs, memorized the road signs. Start planning
things. It's okay to plan small things, just start planning. Thinking about planning things instead of vicious
cycling will help you become more productive. Another idea is to write an article about yourself that you can
submit to us for publication on this web site.
All in all, coping with depression requires a strategy. That strategy involves self-help techniques and outside
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