In order to succeed, you need to understand the three most important elements in changing a behavior:

  • Readiness to change – Do you have the resources and knowledge to successfully make a lasting change?
  • Barriers to change – Is there anything preventing you from changing?
  • Expect relapse – What might trigger a return to a former behavior?

The worksheet below will help you determine what stage of change you are in now, and help you choose appropriate techniques for progressing toward your goal.

Note:  You may find it useful to use one set of worksheets for each goal you’ve set.

Developing a Strategy for Change