Behavioral Activation Worksheet

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What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

Behavioral activation is based on the concept that our behaviors and activities can significantly impact our emotions. It stems from the following theories:

  1. Behaviorism: This suggests that behavior is influenced by its consequences. By adding more rewarding activities, you can create positive outcomes.
  2. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) incorporates behavioral activation to help individuals overcome negative thought patterns by changing their behaviors.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet helps you identify activities that bring you joy and satisfaction. By scheduling these activities into your daily routine, you can:

  • Improve Your Mood: Doing things you enjoy can help lift your spirits.
  • Increase Productivity: A structured plan encourages you to be more active and engaged.
  • Reduce Negative Thoughts: Positive activities can help distract from negative thought patterns.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

To use this worksheet effectively, follow these steps:

  1. Make a list of activities that make you happy or give you a sense of accomplishment.
  2. Use the chart below to plan your activities for each day of the week.
  3. Stick to your schedule, even when you don’t feel like it. Consistency is key to reaping the benefits.
  4. At the end of the week, reflect on how you felt and adjust your schedule as needed.

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