Get It Done When You're Depressed: 50 Strategies for Keeping Your Life on Track

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Penguin, Jan 2, 2008 - Self-Help - 288 pages

Shake the blues away.

Everyone knows that depression can lead to guilt, sadness, frustration, and in the case of 15-20% of people with depression, suicide. Because we live in a culture that rewards (and often worships) productivity, when a depressed person can't meet the expectations of society, the depression becomes worse and a vicious cycle begins. The goal of Getting Things Done When You're Depressed is to break this cycle. Readers will learn:

- How to prepare yourself mentally for working while depressed
- How to structure your environment so you can work more easily
- How to work with others
- How to prevent depression


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On the whole, this is a straightforward and helpful overview of strategies to help you take control of your own depression enough to get things done. The book helped me see myself, and my depression ... Read full review

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Dont Wait Until You Want to Do Something
Focus Outwardly
Wait Until You Finish Your Work to Judge
Make Your Own Decisions
Set Up a Realistic Work Space
Be Your Own Drill Sergeant
Structure Your Day Like a Childs
Remind Yourself That Youre Depressed
Focus Focus Focus
Get Ready the Night Before
Expect to Have Trouble Thinking
Beware Caffeine and Sugar Highs
Distinguish Between Depression and Low SelfEsteem
Avoid Isolation
Always Do Your Best
Educate Your Friends and Family About Depression

Eliminate Distractions
Think Like an Athlete
Expect Brain Chatter
Write Yourself a Letter
Break Through the Depression Barrier
Feel the Depression and Do It Anyway
Finish School
Talk Back to Depression
Set Time Limits
Expect to Be Physically Uncomfortable
Just Sit Down
Know When Your Brain Is Lying to
Dont Worry About Something Do Something
Regulate Your Sleep
Work with a Friend
Break Projects into Steps
Ask Someone to Do the Little Stuff for
Learn to Say
Expect to
Accept the Losses Caused by Depression
Set Outside Limits
Get Some Exercise
Pay to Get the Help You Need
Tackle One Project at a Time
Get Help for Anxiety
Watch What You
See a Therapist
Accept the Limitations Caused by Depression
Explore Medication
Find Your Work Purpose
Be Realistic About the Hours in a Week
Allow Time for Positive Results
Create Creativity
Praise Yourself All

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About the author (2008)

Julie A. Fast, freelance writer and Web master of, lives in the Pacific Northwest. She believes that with the right tools, bipolar disorder is a predictable and treatable illness.

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