Setting Goals to Combat Depression Worksheet

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What is the theory behind this Setting Goals to Combat Depression Worksheet?

Depression is a mood disorder characterised by persistent and extreme feelings of despair that significantly hampers one’s ability to function properly. It not only causes mental symptoms but physical as well. Goal-setting in such a state becomes next to impossible. But doing so is known to actually improve one’s mood and give a sense of purpose and achievement  in an otherwise state of despair. 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet will help clients with depression to set a short term achievable goal for themselves. Achieving this goal will have a positive impact on their mood. This activity will also serve as a healthy distraction from their persistent feelings of despair. 

How to use the worksheet?

Instruct the client to think about any short term goal that is realistic and easily achievable. . Instruct them to think about how they can begin their journey of achieving it, what barriers they might face and how they can overcome them. It will be helpful to help guide them through the process while in session. 

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