AS@W Antidepressant Skills Workbook: Heling You Deal With Depression
Solving Problems Effectively
Step 3Compare these actions

Consider which of these actions are most likely to help the problem. Look at the advantages and disadvantages of each one.

Action Advantages Disadvantages
  1. Just keep going
  • It’s what I’m used to doing
  • I won’t get into conflict
  • It will probably keep getting worse
  • If I fall behind much more, I could get into big trouble
  • I’ll become even more depressed
  1. Let my boss know that I’ve had enough
  • I'll be speaking my mind
  • My boss might fix the situation
  • I don't enjoy confronting people
  • My boss might get angry with me for being so direct, and this might become a new problem
  1. Prioritize my jobs
  • I can catch up with the urgent jobs
  • That would take some pressure off so I can look for other solutions
  • I would feel more in control of the situation, that would help my mood


  • I’ll still need to deal with the workload problem at some point


Now it's your turn:

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