So I've been working with a counselor on some depression and anxiety issues recently and it has really really really been helping! We're working on learning to recognize when I start to freak out and calm myself down before I spiral. I don't always catch it right away but when I do, I'm supposed to ask myself:
Am I over-estimating? (Is the 'threat' really that bad? What are the facts?)
Am I catastrophizing? (Am I blowing it out of proportion? Will the world really end if this happens?)
Like I said, it has been helping a ton! I thought I'd share because I think sometimes when we share our most difficult 'stuff' with others, we can really be there for one another.
What do you do when you start to freak out? How do you cope?