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Planning for a Change That Matters

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Deciding to make healthy changes is a big step. Maybe you're feeling hopeful, excited, and ready for the change. Or maybe you're nervous or worried that you'll let yourself and others down if you don't succeed.

You're not alone. Many people feel these emotions when they're thinking about change. It's common. And it can sometimes help you prepare and get ready to make a plan.

Having a plan—and staying focused on it—can be a big help.

Here are some ideas for making a plan.



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Credits for Planning for a Change That Matters

Current as of: February 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Christine R. Maldonado PhD - Behavioral Health

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