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Behavioral Activation Action Mode

  1. Ensure variety in the activities, and strike a balance between pleasurable, routine and necessary ones.
  2. Avoid prolonged inactivity periods and remember that challenging activities provide a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, boosting one’s mood.
  3. Carry out the activities even if you don’t feel like it, and let the body cure the mind.
  4. Do self-evaluation on a daily basis and be patient with yourself.

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