cabcat: (really)
Yes I'm a day late but I put that down to my current health.

I've had another bad bout of my anxiety/depression issues which have unfortunately reared it's head a bit too often this year for my liking.
It's always a shock when you realise that your mind, which you'd think would be on your side, actually starts working against you by either overdoing it's job or by taking your own thoughts and amplifying them thinking it's helping.  Sometimes it's one's own way of thinking that initially is helpful but then becomes negative or poisonous.

There are mental processes called "cognitive distortions" which anyone can fall into the trap of doing and if you allow them to become ingrained they can lead to problems like depression, anxiety, OCD and other mental maladies.  A listing and some  ways to help over come these "cognitive distortions" are behind the cut.

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