Believing is Seeing: 15 ways to leave the prison of depression. #8 Please treat yourself kindly! Begin to plan pleasurable activities into your life today.
“One of the best ways to make sure you will have a pleasurable activity today is to plan for it the day before and then placing it on your calendar for the next day. Don’t say you will do it “when I feel better,” as you and I both know, we don’t usually do anything no matter what we tell ourselves. I think we have all heard the saying “have a nice day unless you have made other plans.” A lot depends on our attitude. If this isn’t enough, just know that Abraham Lincoln said that we are about as happy as we make up our minds to be.
What do you think? Have you thought about developing a “gratitude attitude?”
Note: Another resource for personal reflection is the work titled “I’ll do it when I feel better.” Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. (2014).
SOURCES: Believing is seeing: 15 ways to leave the prison of depression. (2015) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville. Pages 45-46.
Depressed Anonymous, 3rd edition. (2011) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville.