CBT is about giving individuals the tools and skills to manage the difficulties they are experiencing. This means that the majority of people will see improvements if they use the tools/strategies provided by their therapists as instructed.
We know it can be difficult to find time in our busy lives to practice various techniques or find the motivation when we are not feeling great, but it's important that we prioritise the work that is required outside of therapy in order to get ourselves out of our vicious cycles and on the road to achieving our goals.
Not doing out of session tasks recommended by your therapist will mean that you may not either see the changes you would like at all or it will take a lot longer to see the improvements.
Breaking through old habits, negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours takes practice and repetition, but if you practice consistently, you will replace the unhealthy ways of thinking, feeling and behaving with healthier alternatives.
So in summary, what you put in will affect what you get out of the process. Here at Simply Psychotherapy we would love to help you through your journey to recovery.