Anxiety & Depression What to Put in Your Calendar to Reduce Depression By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. Learn about our editorial process Published on February 25, 2022 Print Verywell / Julie Bang Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Friday Fix: Episode 146 More About the Podcast Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern. Subscribe Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Friday Fix: Episode 146 Depression is complicated. There’s more than one type. Some people only have one depressive episode while others have frequent bouts of depression that come and go. The symptoms can differ from person to person as well. Some people sleep too much. Others don’t sleep enough. Some people have physical symptoms. Others appear irritable rather than sad. Many people who have depression don’t even know they have it. Instead, they think they’re just tired or they chalk their symptoms up to being under “too much stress.” Despite the fact that identifying depression can be complicated, some of the treatments can be simple. That doesn’t mean following through with these treatments is easy–battling depression is a tough job. But it does mean that a few lifestyle changes can sometimes make a big difference to someone who is living with depression. On today’s Friday Fix episode, I share how therapists often help people battle depression with behavioral therapy. Changing a few things in your calendar could reduce your depression. So today, I’m sharing what those things are and how they could help. And the best news is, it’s something you can try right away. You can put it into practice today and see if it works for you. The Importance of Maintaining Structure and Routine During Stressful Times More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Links and Resources Follow Amy Morin on Instagram Check out Amy’s books on mental strength What Is Behavioral Therapy? If You Liked This Episode You Might Also Like These Episodes: Eat to Beat Depression and Anxiety With Psychiatrist Drew Ramsey Friday Fix: The Pros and Cons of Online Therapy How to Be Sad With Bestselling Author Helen Russell Ask a Therapist: How Can I Overcome Depression Without Medication? By Amy Morin, LCSW Amy Morin, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Speak to a Therapist Online Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from partnerships from which Verywell Mind receives compensation.