Session 4: Taking Action
Keepin’ It Real

TAKING ACTION FOR YOUR HEALTH

 

Setting goals that are realistic and positive is very often followed by an action plan.

  • First you need to think about it.

  • Then you need to get prepared.

  • Then take ACTION.

  • Finally you need to reward yourself when you follow through with the plan.

Here is an example:

  1. GOAL: To walk after work twice this week.
  2. ACTION PLAN:
    1. Think about it:
      What would I have to do to walk after work?
      How will I fit it in?
      What kinds of problems do I need to handle?

      Example of a problem:
      If I walk after work I will not have time to make dinner.
      Solution: Plan to have left overs.

    2. Get prepared:

      Bring exercise clothes and sneakers to work.
      Get to work early enough so you can leave in time to walk.
      Make extra food earlier in the week so you have left overs.
      Find someone to walk with.

    3. Take ACTION:

      Go for a walk after work. Enjoy!

    4. Reward yourself for walking twice this week by buying a nice bunch of flowers.

  • Now it’s your turn to write your own action plan.

  • MY ACTION PLAN