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Changing anything big in your life can be stressful. It can seem like a lot to do. This can be especially true when the change involves tobacco, a drug, alcohol, or changing how you eat.
For some people, knowing that something has to change happens quickly. For others, it can take years. But no matter how long it takes, many people find that asking themselves questions and thinking about their answers helps them figure out what change might be needed.
Even if you're not sure you're ready to make a change, thinking about what it might be like can be helpful. It can be a way to explore or even find motivation.
Ask yourself questions about what you want to change, like:
Sometimes it's helpful to take a break from thinking about your behavior and the idea of making changes.
Instead, think about who you are, the person you want to be, and what's most important to you. How would you answer the following questions?
Now ask yourself these questions:
Think about your answers. How would making a healthy change affect who you are and what you do? How would it change the lives of the people who matter most to you?
If you're not sure that a change is right for you, try an experiment.
Current as of:
June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineChristine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as of: June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health
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