At each stage of readiness for change, people have different attitudes and are ready for different kinds of goals. Click to see sample goals for each stage.
Below are examples of goals for each stage of readiness.
I will keep an open mind and heart about the change I desire, revisiting it and learning more about it on a regular basis.
Or you can borrow Prochaska's encouraging words: I will acknowledge that I feel hopeless now and that this is a natural reaction. I will also acknowledge that change is possible and think about what I need to do to start the process.
I will read and consider recommendations about my intended lifestyle change.
I will identify a trusted friend or family member and share my intentions for improvement with him or her.
I will walk more.
I will find and regularly attend an anger management class.
I will spend each Saturday morning with my family of friends, doing an activity of their choosing.
I will buy cleaning products that are safer for my family and the environment.
I will continue my regularly-scheduled volunteer activities.
I will continue my regularly-observed meditation time. I will also begin carving out some personal relaxation time each week.
I will continue my regularly-scheduled self-exams and begin writing down any questions I have for my doctor.
I will continue my daily after-dinner walk, challenging myself to go farther in the same amount of time.