Do you struggle with "morning depression"?
“I feel complete and utter dread for the day ahead of me. There is nothing to look forward to."
“I have no motivation to get out of bed and do anything. Many mornings there just doesn’t seem any point.”
“Even when I can see a reason to get out of bed, actually doing so often doesn’t feel possible. It takes so much energy, and regardless of how much I slept the previous night, I still feel tired.”
“I wake up consumed with overwhelm. I don’t know how I will manage to go about my day and do all that’s expected of me when I feel this depressed.”
The above quotes from members of The Depression Project’s 3,000,000+ person social media community characterise what we at The Depression Project refer to as “morning depression”. And, because “morning depression” plagues so many people who battle this excruciating illness, we’ve put together this cognitive behavioural therapy-based journal, in order to:
- Help you see more pleasure, enjoyment and/or purpose in the day ahead;
- Help you get out of bed when you feel exhausted and/or are lacking motivation;
- Help you get your morning off to a positive start;
- Help you cope with feelings of overwhelm when you wake up in the morning, and feel more confident in your ability to be able to get through the day and fulfil your responsibilities.
Here’s A Breakdown Of Exactly What This Journal Will Cover
PART 1: How To See More Pleasure And Enjoyment In The Day Ahead
Like we’ve touched upon, being unable to see any pleasure or enjoyment in the day ahead is a major source of “morning depression”. However, it’s important to note that just because you may not be able to see any pleasure or enjoyment in the day ahead:
- It does not mean that no pleasure or enjoyment exists;
- It does not mean that more pleasure or enjoyment cannot be cultivated.
Consequently, in the first part of this journal, we’ll share with you some steps you can take to help you see more of the pleasure and enjoyment that currently exists in your life, and also cultivate more pleasure and enjoyment as well.
Additionally, to accompany this section of the journal, we’ll also share with you a handful of guided journal prompts for you to think about and write out your response to - in order to help you implement these steps as effectively as possible.
PART 2: How To Find More Purpose In The Day Ahead
In addition to not feeling as if there is anything to look forward to in the day ahead, another common component of “morning depression” is not feeling as if there is any purpose to any of your daily tasks either. For this reason, in the second part of this journal, we’ll share with you a handful of guided journal prompts in order to help you pinpoint the reasons why it is indeed worthwhile for you to do each of the daily tasks that depression is making it difficult for you to see the purpose in.
PART 3: Strategies To Help You Get Out Of Bed In The Morning
Perhaps the most common component of “morning depression” that members of The Depression Project’s community mention to us is feeling too exhausted, unmotivated and/or overwhelmed by the day ahead in order to get out of bed.
And, if you can relate, then in the third section of this journal, we’ll share with you a wide variety of suggestions from members of The Depression Project’s community about what helps them get out of bed in the morning - and what may be able to help you, too. Additionally, these suggestions will also be accompanied by guided journal prompts in order to help you think about how you can implement one or more of these suggestions as effectively as possible.
PART 4: How To Get Your Day Off To A Positive Start
Yet another way of combatting “morning depression” is to try to make a point of getting your day off to a positive start. And, with this objective in mind, in the fourth part of this journal:
- We’ll share with you a variety of suggestions to help you do so - as told to us by members of The Depression Project’s community;
- We’ll also share with you a handful of guided journal prompts to help you think about the different steps you could take to get your mornings off to a more positive start moving forwards.
PART 5: Strategies To Help You Cope With Feelings Of Overwhelm In The Morning
If you’re able to see more pleasure, enjoyment and meaning in the day ahead; are able to make it out of bed; and do one or more things to help you get your day off to a positive start, then it can really help you to cope with “morning depression”. However, if you’re like many people who struggle with “morning depression”, then you may still find yourself feeling overwhelmed by all of the tasks and responsibilities that you’re expected to attend to throughout the day, and lacking confidence in your ability to be able to manage them. And, if you can relate, then in order to help you cope with “morning depression” even better, it’s important that you know how to manage the feelings of overwhelm you experience when you wake up. Consequently, in the fifth and final part of this journal:
- We’ll share with you three cognitive behavioural therapy-based strategies to help you do this;
- Additionally, these three strategies will be accompanied by guided journal prompts to help you think about how you could implement them in ways that will best work for you.
FAQ #1: Why should I be confident this journal will help me?
This journal is grounded in cognitive behavioural therapy - which in case you don't know, is a leading form of treatment for depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, personality disorders, and a wide range of other mental health issues.
Additionally, this journal is also written with the warmth, care, encouragement and insight that, with 3,000,000+ followers on social media, The Depression Project has become renowned for :)
FAQ #2: What format does this journal come in?
This journal comes in PDF Format - which you will be able to download instantly after purchase, and then print off at your home, office or local printer :)
FAQ #3: What if I give this journal a try but I don't like it?
We're extremely, extremely confident that you're going to find this journal immensely helpful. But, just in case you don't, you're protected by The Depression Project's 60 Day, No-Questions-Asked, 100% Moneyback Guarantee - to completely put your mind at ease.
If you have any questions about this journal, then please feel free to click here and contact us so that someone from our friendly team can answer them for you :)
Otherwise, we hope you choose to get this journal, because we know that you're going to find it really, really helpful!
All our love,
The Depression Project Team.