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How To Plan Big Changes

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A time of change can be a great time to learn a new skill or kick an old habit.

Our therapist, Jaylin Bradbury MSW RSW, shares her top three tips to help you stick with your plan!

1.     Don’t do it alone – Having a friend, family member, or colleague with a similar goal can help keep you feeling motivated and accountable!

2.     Keep it real – Pick a goal that is realistic and meaningful. Consider the changes you’ve maintained before and what made them work. If needed, break your overall goal into smaller, more attainable tasks.

3.      Make the alternative a lot harder – if you’re serious about making a change, set up a negative consequence if you go back on your plan. Having a cigarette or skipping a night at the gym is suddenly a lot harder to justify when you’ve promised to give money to a rival sports team or political party each time you go back on your goal.

Jaylin Bradbury

Jaylin is the Clinical Director and a therapist at Shift Collab. She helps people navigate relationships, stress and burnout, managing anxiety and changing habits.

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