AS@W Antidepressant Skills Workbook: Heling You Deal With Depression
Solving Problems Effectively
Step 7Move On

Use this experience to plan your next step.

You have three main options:

Keep going. Example: Spend another 20 minutes finding the papers.

Revise your goal and try again. Example: Cleaning the garage for one hour was too difficult, so plan to work on it for just 10 minutes instead.

Take a new approach. Perhaps you learned something useful from your first effort that suggests another way of handling the issue. Example: Talking face to face with Aunt Sarah didn’t work, so write her a letter instead.

Based on your experience, what is the next step?





Keep working on this issue in a step-by-step manner. Record your efforts on paper. Keep reminding yourself about the progress you make.