I colour in. They have found that colouring in helps by stopping racing thoughts. Also for me, I find physical hard work makes me tired and im not 'thinking' as much. I used to live in the country on 40 acres with horses, sheep, farm animals & 5 dogs. Id mend ed fences, mowed lawns, feed the animals using a wheelbarrow and after a long day at this I showered and went to bed feeling physically exhausted but my mind was much clearer and the racing thoughts were decreased considerably.
"I deserve to be loved." That is a powerful antidote. Keep saying that. It's true, even if you don't believe it at the time.
I'm still working out my compulsive negative thoughts, I had a slight relapse at the weekend just gone and had major episode of feeling like everybody would be better off without me, we all have been there and know where it can lead. I missed only 1 does of Meds and it took me into a downward spiral. I got through it this time by repeating over and over in my head that I was having a withdrawal affect and that the self destructive mood I was now in was due to Meds!!! I got though it this time, I won! I didn't die I was able to convince myself that it was the illness talking not me!!! This will be my self guarding until I doesn't work anymore.
I have to say 3 positives about myself for every negative thought I have. It is hard at first but becomes easier and over tim. You will find yourself laughng at yourself after a while
I've improved since I started taking Lamictal. I take it with Zoloft and I'm feeling better. I have severe OCD. I'm addictive and comulsive with anything (not drugs). I'm a perfectionist on top of this, so I create my own anxiety. I'm much better, but I have to keep a journal to track my progress.