I am going to apply the same questions though from the DIA Book Review to the article-
DIA: What were your three key take-aways:
- Change is a process not an event: "Each stage is a preparation for the following one, so hurrying through or skipping stages is likely to result in setbacks"
- Stages of Change:
- Precontemplation: The" all my family is fat, so i'm gonna be fat"
- Contemplation "I'm considering change in six months"
- Preparation: Making palns to change. Joined a gym, or bought nicotine patch
- Action: You've changed. Stopped smoking
- Maintenance: You've practiced this new behavior for six months now. You've "maintained" it. You killed the old habit and started and kept a new one.
This part really intrigued me" That may require other changes, especially avoiding situations or triggers associated with the old habit. It can be tough, especially if it means steering clear of certain activities or friends while you work to fully assimilate your new, healthier habit." Mostly because I don't think people understand this.
They think "Oh, I can still hang around all my old friends who are TOXIC for me. Or I can still hang around FAMILY even , that is TOXIC and I will still be fine. NO, you WON'T be fine. It doesn't matter if it family or friends or even co-workers, if those people have the old habits that led you to the toxic things you did or toxic way of thinking, then you CAN'T hang around them anymore. they will lead you back down that destructive way of thinking and lifestyle once again. Those are TRIGGERS.
I get that.
"It can take a few rounds"
"The path from one stage to the next is rarely straightforward"
TrishaTrixie...grabbing life every moment she can!