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Questions & Self Assessment I don’t use any particular practice to help alleviate these thoughts at this time but I am going to develop a plan to change that. The first thing I’m going to do is answer the signs of depression questions from the Emotional Intelligence book that are at the end of the General Mood Realm chapter to get a feel for how bad it really is for me. Even if I answer yes to some of the following questions, I still believe my problem is not related to depression. It is related to my OCD and possibly anxiety that I suffer from. I’m hoping to get these answers from a professional but for this action plan I’m only focusing on what I can fix myself and not anything else. Over the past few weeks, have I felt…. Continuously down because of it and glum? Yes when I’m allowing these thoughts to control my mind I am constantly in an uncomfortable feeling and unhappy. That activities that previously gave me pleasure no longer hold the same joy? Yes. Lately going out on the weekends and having a few drinks and socializing has not made those thoughts disappear completely. I have still thought about them as I’ve been out and it definitely has affected my behavior and personality in certain ways. I recently went on a date with a girl and was so happy to be out with this person however, I could still sense myself not blocking out those thoughts entirely and because of that, it affected some of the conversation I had with her or lack their of. Uncertain or pessimistic about my future? No – only when I think about this issue and if it continues, how insane it might make me. That I would be better off if I didn’t wake up in the morning? No – I am not ungrateful to be alive I just wish I could live a normal life without having to deal with all this extra added stress and discomfort that truly is distorted. Have I found… That I have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep? Or do I find myself waking up at odd hours and unable to fall back to sleep? Yes. I don’t sleep much these days. I rarely get 8 hours of sleep a night. I find myself lying in bed staring at the ceiling thinking about stuff that I should have been thinking about throughout the day but I didn’t because my mind was overtaken by these distorted thoughts. It keeps me awake at night, it makes me second guess myself and allows me to put it all in perspective even though it feels like there is nothing I can do to change it. I don’t have issues about waking up in the middle of night and not being able to fall back asleep. Once I’m asleep I am asleep, it’s getting to sleep which can be the most difficult part. That my appetite seems No, it has actually improved. I am eating healthier now which has allowed
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to have diminished? me to stay in good shape but still maintain a good appetite.
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  • Spring '16
  • Banafa
  • Psychology, Thought, Personal life

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