Here is a very important suggestion: when triggered by negative thoughts, catch them as they occur.
"Much of depression is fed, fueled, and maintained by excessive negative
thinking: I don't think I can do this. I don't think this is going to
work," says Dr. Archibald Hart. "You need to challenge those negative
thoughts because they keep the depression going. In fact they don't just
keep it going, they make it worse."
With every negative thought that comes into your head, practice CATCHING IT! Picture yourself capturing the negative thought in your hands. Then crush it before you even have a chance to think or feel about it.
After you crush it, picture yourself handing it instantly over to God.
Then replace the negative thought with a positive one. Repeat this
exercise as frequently as necessary. Make it a habit to catch those bad, negative