The stress from compounding debt is getting to be a major pain in the neck — and back, head, stomach as well — for millions of Americans.
People are likely to report health problems when dealing with mountains of debt. And this may include a severe depression. The odds are that highly stressed people have trouble concentrating and sleeping.
Since depression is all mental (thoughts and emotions) you can get out of depression by applying your mind. Although there are drugs that can treat depression, some people wish to treat drepression with alternative methods.
Behavioral therapy can be effective for coping and surmounting depression. By playing mind tricks on yourself and changing the way your mind thinks, you can lift yourself right out of depression. The trick here is to have more positive thoughts and feelings.
If your depression is a result of being in debt and you cannot see a way out, you feel worse each time you think about your problem. However, sometimes during the day something unexpected may arise and your mind away from the problem. Although it may just be for a couple of minutes, your mood changed for the better. You are not depressed since you’ve placed your problem in the back of your mind and allowed other thoughts and feelings to come to the front.
So if you are severely depressed then try to visualize positive images and seek out things that you feel good about. Obviously, this is difficult initially, but if you persevere to be optimistic it will gradually change your thinking pattern.
Pay attention to your thoughts and feelings. Visualize with positive imaginations each time you realize that you are stuck in the same rut. Add as much details as possible. This will make your positive visualization seem more realistic and it will be easier to get out of your depression.
Although this might seem to be avoiding your debt problem, you will actually begin to see see the problem in a new light. Once you stop thinking about your depression and how stuck you are, can you then begin to deal with the debt problem itself.