25 september 2018 achievable goals and changing

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25 September 2018 Achievable Goals and Changing Successfully 5 Stages of Change Precontemplation Don’t want to make any change to their habits Don’t recognize that they have a problem May be pessimistic about ability to change, or deny negative effects of their existing lifestyle habits Selectively filter information that helps confirm decision not to exercise, eat better, quit abusing substances, etc. Referred to as the “Denial” stage Difficult to reach people in precontemplation stage Emotional trigger or life change may be most impactful to push someone out of this stage Contemplation We weigh the costs (effort, time, finances, etc.) and benefits of changing Will it be worth it? What will it take to make this change? Will I be happy with the change? Can remain in this stage for years without preparing to take action Preparation Have decided to change their negative habits Begin to take steps necessary to prepare for change Buying gym membership, making a meal plan, buying a calendar, making plans for change, etc. People can get stuck in this stage Preparing for change can bring some of the same good feelings that actually changing does May never feel prepared enough to change so we continue to prepare Need awareness and motivation to move forward Action Actively engaged in change Working out regularly, eating healthier, calling a family member once a week, spending less time at work, couples engaging in conflict resolution techniques, writing in a journal to express emotions, etc. Just reaching the action stage doesn’t mean you successfully change Maintenance Taking action to support change being continued over time Successful change involves committing to the change
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Continuing exercise by making sure there is time in your schedule to go to the gym Make others aware of the change you have made Adapt your life to incorporate the new change Successful change is maintained over an extended period of time Often indefinitely S.M.A.R.T. Goals Specific Want to be successful v. want to own a profitable private practice Want to be healthy v. want to dedicate time to self-care Measurable How do we measure goals?
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  • Fall '18
  • Matthew Jordan
  • Big Five personality traits, Trait theory, Theory of Personality, Global Factors of Personality

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