Motivation worksheet for lifestyle changes

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What is the theory behind this worksheet?

Motivation for every individual must be unique in terms of their values and interests. The underlying theory is “Self-determination theory” by Ryan and Deci,2000 which explains the internal sources of motivation and behavior changes. The corresponding therapeutic techniques may include:

  • Motivational Interviewing: It is a client-centered, collaborative, and goal-oriented style of counseling method that is designed to strengthen personal motivation and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring the personal reasons for that change.
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy(CBT) – It is used to assess thoughts and behaviors related to lifestyle changes.

How will this worksheet help you?

This worksheet will help individuals to:

  • Find their motivation for change.
  • Encourage them to explore the reasons behind it.
  • Identify obstacles.
  • And make action planning to achieve that goal.

How should you use this worksheet?

This worksheet should be used by individuals who want to navigate their instinctive motivation for change by exploring the reasons for goals, identifying obstacles in their way, and finally making an action plan for it.

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