Increasing Your Activity
We know that when our mood is low, we often stop doing the things we enjoy, and the things that make us feel good! In turn this can make our mood worse.
By increasing our activity levels our mood will soon start to increase too!
It can be hard to do things when you aren't feeling great. But once you get started, you'll soon feel motivated to do more and more! We call this ACTION BEFORE MOTIVATION.
Down below are some resources designed by our clinicians to help you get started with increasing your activity levels. They have been created to use in order but feel free to have an explore!
Behavioural Activation info sheet
Read this information sheet on what Behavioural Activation is and how it could help you.
Then use the sheets on this page to give it a go!
Use this worksheet to understand more about what you value.
Choose activities to add to your planner based on what's important to you.
Use this diary worksheet to fill out what activities you do over the next week.
Do you notice any link between your activity level and mood?
Read our list of activity ideas which you could add to your activity planner.
Now use this planner to schedule a weeks worth of activities for you to try choose things that will give you pleasure and a sense of achievement.
Use our problem solving worksheet if you find any problems with carrying out your activities.