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Overcoming Your Obstacles to a Healthful Style Of Living Worksheet

Explore Your Solutions!

 

What you plant is what you get!

 

When drops of water fill a jar, the first drop does not fill it,

Nor the last, nor each drop individually.

Yet, eventually, the jar fills up due to all the drops together!

 

 If you want the result (being more fit and healthier),

You have to create the causes (the daily lifestyle choices)!

 

All things dependently arise due to causesbe it disease or well-being.

 

Your moment-by-moment choices shape your life!

 

If you want to avoid the suffering of illness, then consider making healthful choices.

If you want happiness, then cultivate choices that bring that to you.

 

Success = Problem Solving + Practice + Persistence + Patience + Personal Kindness ---> New Habits!!!

 

A Daily PLAN

 

Solution Discovery Worksheet

 

Untangle patterns and practice positive substitution. This is a vital step in the Stages of Change practice.

The processto become your own personal lifestyle trainer:

 

      Define your challenge: At which meals, snacks, or times of day do you overeat? Where are you? Who are you with? What derails your lifestyle activity commitment?

      What contributed to your getting off track? Was it lack of planning? Getting over hungry? Over busy? Not managing your food environment (at home, work, or when out on errands)?

 

Begin to notice your patterns. How could you learn from what went wrong? What could you do differently next time so you could manage this area better? Appreciate yourself for taking time for preplanning and problem solving! This WILL lead to you being successful!

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List your options. Discover solutions! List 3 strategies to try out: Example: Find new ideas for meals or snacks, or begin walks with friends?

STEPS TO TRY OUT: You check out resources, get together a shopping list, and shop and cook on the weekend; or you call a community resource for a catalog and set up a time with a friend for a walk in nature. This is the preparation stage of the stages of change process.

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Choose an option to try. What are you willing to change in your eating, nurturing, physical activities skills, now?      

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Make an Action Plan

Be specific. This week I will:

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      How often?______________________________________________________________________________

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      When? Include days, times, amounts, locations, with a buddy?________________________________________

      What do you think your biggest barriers are to long-term success?

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 My reward for working on this Action Plan will be (use Ideas for Self-Nurturing):

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Evaluate the outcome. What really helped this week?

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For a PDF version of this form Solution-discovery Worksheet-website.pdf

Aim for a Healthy Weight Booklet

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