Friday, May 12, 2017

Rethink Your Daily Planning

Rethink Daily Planning and Scheduling

If you are depressed, you may be spending a whole day or even many days on end literally DOING NOTHING. This may seem unthinkable to a normal person, but to a person experiencing major depression, this is quite normal. 

To help alleviate your depression, be proactive. Make your daily plan simple and stick to it.

On waking up, in addition to the daily routine, such as exercising and taking your vitamins and supplements, write down what you plan to do for the rest of the day.

Learn to break down your chores into manageable components.

Include a list of things you need to do on a certain day, as well as a list of things you enjoy doing. 

Reward yourself now and then, or give credit for whatever you have accomplished and however small it may be.

Pay your bills, sort out mail, or wash your dishes. Just do something. Lack of accomplishment and low self-esteem only further deepen and perpetuate your depression. 

Rethink letting inactivity and inertia turn into a vicious cycle. 

Rethink letting a day drift by without doing anything. 

Rethink the price you will have to pay for doing nothing.

Rethink your daily planning and scheduling: make it simple and workable for you, not against you.

Make your lifestyle changes to benefit your depression!

Stephen Lau
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