setting up goals when you have depression

People say that in order to fight depression, you need to go step by step. Every step will lead to another and before you know, you are in a much better place. As long as this sounds nice and well, I found it incredibly hard to find a destination where those steps would take me to. Setting a goal and trying to reach that goal is way harder than just following steps. There are of course step-backs and turning off-road.

I believe in my power, I really do. I know that I can achieve my goals. But I lose interest in my goal after a certain point. I lose interest or got distracted. Either way is the same.

I’ve read an article online telling about SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-Specific.) goals. The article was of course written by someone who does not suffer from depression. Still, it tells that when you are depressed, you should go little by little, like “make your bed” or “take a shower”. But for me, it is the baby steps that are difficult to take. Because when I am taking a step, I’d like to know where it’s leading to. Therefore, I need a bigger motivation. If I’m going to take a shower, I need to know that I’ll be doing shit. Otherwise, I can just stay in my bed, just like every other day. What are you thoughts?


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