Process of Behavioral Change Discussion
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The goal of this assignment is to examine your own health habits and apply strategies to lead to behavior change.
Your first task is to identify a specific behavior you wish to change. This could involve eliminating a behavior that troubles you (e.g., drinking too much soda) or adding a behavior to enrich your health (e.g., exercising three times per week; stretching; developing a yoga practice). It is generally best to focus on changing only one behavior, as opposed to a set of different behaviors. Your behavior change can be anything as long as it is safe, achievable, and something that research suggests is likely to improve health (physical and/or mental health!).
Once you have decided on a behavior, create a formal proposal. The proposal should clearly state:
- The specific behavior you want to change.
- Context & Potential Challenges. In your proposal, devote a paragraph or two to the context of the behavior you wish to change. In what environment does the behavior occur? Under what conditions are you most likely to engage in the behavior? What situational, social, or emotional factors tend to increase the behavior? (You may wish to monitor yourself for a week or two to be able to sufficiently answer these questions and to have a baseline for comparison.) What will likely get in the way of changing the behavior? If you have tried to change this behavior before, what got in the way then?
- Goals. The goal of the behavior change for the long-term (i.e., next year or two or ten) and short-term (i.e., this semester). It is often best to have a more modest goal for the short-term (e.g., limit soda to one per day) and a more ambitious goal to work toward over time (e.g., eliminating soda completely from daily diet). Next, break down the short-term goal into small steps you hope to accomplish during the semester. For example, during your first week of behavior change, you may opt to limit yourself to three sodas per day. In the next week(s), you may limit yourself to two sodas per day, striving to drink just one soda per day as the semester draws to a close.
- Strategies. Devote another paragraph to the strategies you think you will employ to aid your behavior change. What techniques will you use to increase your success? For example, what will you opt to drink instead of soda? Will you ask your roommate to encourage you or perhaps join you in your behavior change? Will you consciously resist purchasing two-liters of soda and instead buy a set number of cans each week? You may continue to add new strategies as you learn about them. Reading various resources can be helpful for selecting effective strategies.
- Sources. Locate and cite at least one peer-reviewed source that demonstrates that your behavior change is beneficial to your health.
- Application of Franciscan values (Links to an external site.). , we must be intentional about the applicability of the Franciscan values. Therefore, consider how the values may apply to your project. Devote a paragraph to listing the Franciscan values and then select at least one and explain how it may apply to your project. (You might need to get creative–that’s encouraged!)