Do not expect too much too soon.
This will only accentuate feelings of failure. And avoid setting difficult goals, or taking on ambitious new responsibilities, until a structured treatment process has begun.
Break large tasks into small ones.
Set some priorities. Do what can be done—when it can be done.
Recognize patterns in mood.
Like many people with depression, the worst part of the day may be the morning. Try to arrange the schedule accordingly so that the demands are the least in the morning. For example, shift meetings to midday or the afternoon.
Participate in activities that may make one feel better. (more…)