Some of the tools mentioned are the same tools that I encourage patients to try including writing it down. I stress to look within and write three good things that happened today to make it a more positive day. They say any change in daily habits has to be consistently done for thirty days nonstop and this article even stressed a six week trial. I hope that if you attempt this for thirty days that you will see the change and continue this practice the rest of your life.
Another suggestion is if your thoughts are running wild, then look to what part of those thoughts are true and change it. Reframe your input and in the long run, you will develop a more positive outlook.
The final one is something that I came to during treatment and after and that is to hang with positive people. Someone that is always complaining and negative tends to drag you down so look for positive, reinforcing, and encouraging people. The other thing that I have found that if someone decides they should impart their infinite wisdom about how poorly someone is doing during treatment or what a terrible outcome that someone came to, I can listen or I can say, I just can't deal with your issues now and I am looking for positive reinforcement. I appreciate that you care but your information is not helping me at this time. At least you have acknowledged the person but you also took control and were able to change the direction of the conversation. If that doesn't work at that point, then walk away.
Last but not least, get a good night's sleep. We all do better and feel better when we have a good night's sleep and even if it is disrupted one hour it can change your perspective of the day and what is happening in your life at this time. So, as I always close, make it a great day and be grateful for at