Goal Setting Worksheet

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Goal setting refers to a successful plan of action for setting specific, attainable targets for yourself, in relationships, or in your everyday life.

Setting goals help trigger new behaviors, align your focus, and promote a sense of self-mastery. 

Goal setting can be used to address mental, emotional, and behavioral difficulties.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help individuals manage their problems by changing the way they think and behave.

Goal setting makes CBT productive by highlighting the possibility of change, making challenging problems appear more manageable, and increasing the hope to overcome them. 

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help you create SMART goals as well as maintain your motivation for achieving them.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used to set and achieve goals that will promote general well-being and improve one’s quality of life.

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