Assessing Your Readiness for Healthy Change
This self-guided presentation provides the opportunity to move through the information at your own pace. You can pause this presentation at any time to review the action steps and related resource listed below, or you can review them all at one time at the end of the presentation. Please note, the presentation may take a few minutes to upload to your computer. This program is best viewed using Internet Explorer.
The action steps below are designed to accompany the content of the presentation. Completing the activities will support your success, while you continue on your path to making healthy changes. Whether you complete all action steps or only a few, please provide your feedback by completing the program evaluation in Step 9 below. You can print your personalized Certificate of Completion at the end of the evaluation.
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Action Steps and Program Resources
||Write down a healthy lifestyle change you want to make. (refer to slide 7)
||Determine your readiness to make your chosen change by completing the Am I Ready for Change? form. (refer to slide 13)
||Print and complete your own Cost-Benefit Chart to help determine your motivation to make your change. (refer to slide 15)
||Write down the behaviors you will change to reach your desired outcome goal. These healthy lifestyle behaviors will be your weekly goals, or small steps you take toward reaching your long-term goal. (refer to slide 27)
(a) Write your first week's goal(s) using the SMART model format in the first section of the Goal Tracking Form. (refer to slide 35)
(b) If you need help breaking down your weekly behavior goal into achievable steps, review the Writing SMART Goals example. (refer to slide 35)
(a) At the end of the week, complete the last three sections of your Goal Tracking Form to help you assess your success and challenges. (refer to slide 48)
(b) Use the Goal Tracking Form Example to help you complete your goals. Revise or make new goals for the following week based on your progress and your solutions to challenges you faced during the previous week. (refer to slide 48)
||If you’re having problems or feel like you’re stuck, review the Skills for Success section in the program. Review all the important reasons you want to make this change and use them as motivation to keep you going. If you have a setback, don’t give up! Adjust your weekly goals to get back on track. Write down a list of challenges that get you off track, then create a backup plan. (refer to slide 56)
||Reward yourself for accomplishing your goals. Behavior that is rewarded is more likely to be repeated. Write a list of rewards you will use for small successes and for meeting long-term goals. (refer to slide 58)
||Complete the Assessing Your Readiness for Healthy Change program evaluation and print your Certificate of Completion. (refer to slide 61)
Be proud of your accomplishments and enjoy the new you!
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