Activity Diary Log Worksheet (Behavioural Activation)

What is the theory behind this Activity Diary Log Worksheet (Behavioural Activation)?

Behavioral Activation is a technique that is used in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy specially for clients with depression. It is based on the premise that our behaviours are affected by our feelings and vice versa. It is particularly helpful for depression which mostly leads to avoidance of feel-good activities that can potentially prevent feelings of sadness and despair. Activity monitoring to determine the consequences of our actions on our feelings is one tool used in Behavioral Activation. 

How will the worksheet help?

The worksheet will provide a template for a daily Activity Diary that can be used to log daily activities so that pleasurable and unpleasant activities can be identified.This information can be useful in planning and tracking a day that is actively focused on joyful and meaningful activities.

How to use the worksheet?

Divide your timings into hourly segments based on when you wake up and go to sleep. Record what you were doing and other important details pertaining to that activity for one week in the table. Use a score of 1 – 10 to indicate how that activity made you feel with 1 being the worst and 10 being very happy.

Activity Diary Log Worksheet (Behavioural Activation)

Divide your day into hourly segments beginning with your morning wakeup time and ending with your bedtime. For each hour, write down what you were doing and any other relevant detail of that activity. Rate your mood on a scale of  1 – 10 with 1 being the worst and 10 being very happy.  



You can download this worksheet here.

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