Setting Goals for Getting Better

In This Chapter

  • Breaking down a goal into manageable steps
  • Using goals to help achieve desired behaviors
  • Thinking about pros and cons when making choices
  • Committing to change

When you picked up this book, what did you have in mind? Do you know what you want to change? You might have depression, anxiety, or anger issues and want to work directly on those. You might have a bad habit of smoking or eating too much. You might not be sure what is going on and feel overwhelmed by situations in your life.

Whatever the case, you know something needs to change. You might not know where you want to end up, but ...

Get Cognitive Behavioral Therapy now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.