Living with persistent pain changes much of what we do and how we do things. To be more successful, steps of any action plan are better when they are broken into smaller pieces and shorter steps. Research has proven that using a brief action plan (BAP) will help you to increase your successful outcomes by 25 to 50%. If there is something that you want to do to improve your health in the next week or two, use the Taking Care of my Health or Well-Being handout.
Below, are the 3 steps included on the above handout will help you to move forward in the direction that is important to you.
Write down the details of your plan on the handout. There is an example included (writing down your details builds a new neural pathway in the brain)
Determine a confidence statement for your plan of a number over 7 out of 10. This increases your chances of an outcome you are happy with. If your number is less than 7, make a few adjustments to bring the number up to a 7 or higher.
Make a plan to Check-in with someone (can be yourself) and write down who, how and when you will check-in.
When you get to the check-in, remember that there are no failures. It is about “what did you learn”. Then ask yourself “What would you like to do next!!” You can ask for help from the leader of any of our group meetings or email me, Heather, at firstname.lastname@example.org