Recap: thoughts: fact or opinion?
Yesterday you learned to question unhelpful thinking by asking yourself 'is it fact or opinion?'. Today we will look at some of the unhelpful things that people with depression often do.
Drinking too much alcohol or caffeine.
Binge eating, comfort eating or just eating too much junk.
Struggling to get to sleep, waking up early or sleeping during the day.
Constantly worrying about things.
Avoiding your friends & family or isolating yourself.
Avoiding dealing with things like deadlines and household bills.
Being clingy and constantly asking for reassurance.
Comparing yourself to 'perfect' people on social media.
Making up physical illnesses to get time off work.
Snapping at people or being violent.
Buying things to make yourself feel better.
Hurting yourself to get temporary relief.
Get urgent help
Pick a realistic goal - don't set yourself up to fail.
Work out each tiny step you need to take in order to achieve your goal.
Do one small step at a time. Only plan one day in advance.
Make a Magic Plan to stop doing an unhelpful thing. Remember it's going to be hard, so take things really slow.