Afraid to set specific goals? You could be setting yourself up for depression
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- Develop a positive, future focused goal statement. (Avoid words like “Stop,” “Don’t” or “No”)
- Keep goals brief and focus on what you want “To do”
- Brainstorm a list of possible daily activities, behaviors that you or your supports could do to help you achieve your goal.
- Be open, fun, use humor, and let each person speak freely without criticism
- Rule out unreasonable, too difficult or off-topic suggestions
- Select your top five objectives and begin to do each daily.
- Congratulate and encourage small objectives. Shoot for 4 out of 5 of your objectives for each day.
- Review goals and objectives every two weeks and troubleshoot as necessary.