Internal vs External Motivation in recovery worksheet
What is the theory behind Internal vs External Motivation in the recovery worksheet?
Motivations are of two types. Internal or intrinsic and external or extrinsic. Internal motivation is that which motivates us to do tasks that come from within us. Whereas, external motivation is the one in which external pressure is involved. Identifying your motivations, rewards, and punishment helps you in identifying the reasons behind your goals and gives you direction.
How will this worksheet help you?
This worksheet will help you in understanding internal and external motivation. When you understand the concept of two types of motivation then you’ll be able to identify your motivation behind different tasks you do. It will also help you identify the rewards and punishments behind the external motivation.
How to use this worksheet?
This worksheet is a self-explanatory worksheet. First, you need to read carefully the definition of external and internal worksheets. Given examples can also help you in relating them to your life. In the next section, you need to list down your goals and tasks and with the help of examples, you will identify if the motivation is external or internal, or both. Complete the worksheet accordingly and share it with your counselor.
You can download this worksheet here.