Don’t trust them.

You might feel down, hopeless, and unworthy.

But that’s normal from time to time.

Don’t let a thought like “I’m feeling” down become “I’m no good.”

Why can’t it become “I’m feeling down, but that’s normal from time to time?”

Aren’t bad moods a part of life?

Gloomy thoughts on the hopelessness of your predicament.

Signal a normal passing bad mood.

Let the moods come and go.

To ruminate on such thoughts over and over, in endless mental tape loops.

To believe the thoughts as a dire, irrefutable truth?

Does it help?