the desire and will to do something
locus of control
a concept examining the extent to which a person believes he or she can influence the external environment
stage of change in the transtheoretical model in which an individual is unwilling to change behavior
stage of change in the transtheoretical model in which the individual is considering behavior within the next 6 months
stage of change in the transtheoretical model in which the individual is actively changing a negative behavior or adopting a new, healthy behavior
stage of change in the transtheoretical model in which the individual maintains behavioral change for up to 5 years
stage of change in the transtheoretical model in which the individual has eliminated an undesirable behavior or maintained a positive behavior for more than five years
processes of change
actions that help you achieve change in behavior
to slip or fall back temporarily into unhealthy behaviors; short-term failure to maintain healthy behaviors
to slip or fall back temporarily into unhealthy behaviors over a longer time; longer-term failure to maintain healthy behaviors
the ultimate aims toward which effort is directed
an acronym used in reference to Time-specific, Realistic, Independent, Uplifting, Measurable, Personalized, Hard goals
Internal locus of control
people who believe they can control how they live. These people are generally healthier and happier, and have an easier time initiating a wellness program.
External locus of control
people who believe that what happens to them is a result of chance
behavioral modification model proposing that change is accomplished through a series of progressive stages in keeping with a person's readiness to change.
no time frame
time frame for precontemplation
time frame for contemplation
time frame for preparation
time frame for action
time frame for maintenance
time frame for termination/adoption
become aware that there is a problem. To fix this problem, take a class, visit a therapist, ask questions, talk and listen to others, etc.
seek out advocacy groups, join health clubs, buy a bike, walk, work in non-smoking areas
question yourself on the problem behavior, express your feelings, become aware that there is a problem, analyze values, list advantages and disadvantages, etc.
practice mental imagery of yourself going through the process of change, watch dramatizations (a movie) of the consequences of benefits of your actions, etc.
believe in yourself, know that you are capable, know that you are special, draw from previous personal successes
just do it, set New Year's resolutions, sign a behavioral contract, tell others about your goals, create an action plan, etc.
prepare logs of circumstances that trigger or prevent a given behavior and look for patterns that prompt the behavior or cause you to relapse
write goals and objectives, design a specific action plan
determine accomplishments and evaluate progress, rewrite goals and objectives, list pros and cons, think before you act, learn from mistakes, etc.
seek out alternatives: stay busy, walk (don't drive), read a book, carry groceries, mow yard, dance
use exercise logs, keep a journal, count consecutive days without smoking, etc.
rearrange home, get rid of unhealthy items, avoid unhealthy places, use reminders to control problems, talk to friends with goals similar to yours, etc.
associate with people who have and want to overcome the same problem, join/form self-help groups, join community program designed to deal with your problem
go to a movie, buy a new outfit, buy a new bike, use positive self-talk, etc.