Below is an excerpt from Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.’s new book, Uncovering Happiness.
Start by picking one of the undesirable habits that you’ve identified as fueling your depression loop. Take a moment to picture in your mind the routine as vividly as possible. What time does it occur? Where are you? Who are you with? The more real you can make it and the more detail you can imagine it with, the better.
Next, pause before engaging with whatever the routine is.