Even if you’re struggling with depression, it’s important to do something you enjoyed when you weren’t depressed (that’s the “behavior” part of cognitive-behavioral therapy).
It can be something simple (see a movie, read a book) or more elaborate (a DIY project or gathering with friends), but dedicate and protect that time.
It’s important to make, and keep, this commitment to yourself. An important part of this Daily Shoring tip is giving yourself something to plan and look forward to–these are mental processes that are good for your emotional health!
Want to share what you’re planning?