This is an important longer-term strategy for resisting depression.
Stress, anger and anxiety
How we habitually deal with stress plays an important role in our vulnerability to depression. Certain depressed thinking habits make us particularly vulnerable also to anxiety ou anger spirals, which in turn contribute to the depression habit spiral.
Control - the holy grail
Anxiety and anger spirals arise mainly from the kinds of depressed thinking which focus on imposing unrealistic control over life: rule-bound thinking, control freakery, catastrophising, hyper-vigilance and avoidance....