WHAT ARE THE RUMINATION-WARNING SIGNS?[MENTAL HEALTH]
You are looking for the warning signs that tend to trigger off your episodes of rumination. Most people have their own particular cues. A common warning sign is beginning to feel stressed, with the associated physical response of increased tension , increased heart rate, a sinking feeling, in the stomach and attention narrowing , but yours may be different.
Once you spot those warning signs, you have the chance to ‘nip rumination in the bud’ by doing something else instead before it gets going . This is how you change the habit by doing something different from rumination when you notice the warning signs. Repeated practice of your new alternative response will eventually build up a more helpful habit.
When trying to spot warning signs, it is helpful to look at the situations in which rumination occurs in as much detail as possible , so that you don’t miss any…
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