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Smart Goal Presentation

  1. 1. Tobacco Free is the Way to Be! By Christopher Malbon
  2. 2. The Goal <ul><li>To end my use of tobacco products by January 30, 2011. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? Because tobacco is bad for my health. </li></ul><ul><li>How? Not allowing myself to purchase it, </li></ul><ul><li>and asking those using it to please not </li></ul><ul><li>use it around me. Also, rewarding myself </li></ul><ul><li>with chocolate for each craving ignored. </li></ul><ul><li>Week by week, until I go an entire week </li></ul><ul><li>without using. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Factors Involved <ul><li>I began using tobacco in high school. </li></ul><ul><li>My friends use tobacco. </li></ul><ul><li>Tobacco is used socially by almost all of my acquaintances: it will be very difficult to avoid those using it. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Factors Involved (part II) <ul><li>My friends use, but they could encourage my success if I ask them to help. In this sense, they are both enablers and a support system. </li></ul><ul><li>My family staunchly supports </li></ul><ul><li> my quitting . </li></ul>
  5. 5. Records <ul><li>My plan was to reduce my usage week by week. Here is how it went: </li></ul><ul><li>Week 1: Used 3 times: once after dinner, twice while out with friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Week 2: Used 1 time: once while out with friends. </li></ul><ul><li>Week 3: Have not used. (as of 1/20/2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Week 4: ~ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Evaluation <ul><li>After almost 3 weeks, I believe I am truly kicking the habit. </li></ul><ul><li>All times that I have used, have been times </li></ul><ul><li>that I was with friends who were using; </li></ul><ul><li>stronger support from them and will from </li></ul><ul><li>me should allow me to avoid using tobacco </li></ul><ul><li> around them. </li></ul><ul><li>The chocolate reward hasn’t really been </li></ul><ul><li>useful - chocolate melts in your pocket - so </li></ul><ul><li>I will most likely remove that from my plan. </li></ul><ul><li>To continue my success I will have to stay committed to my goal and eventually spread my goal over longer time periods. </li></ul>
  7. 7. How??? <ul><li>First, answering the six W’s of goal setting: Who? What? When? Where? Which? Why? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Who? <ul><li>Me: This goal is about me breaking my own addiction. </li></ul><ul><li>My friends: A support system - yet also enablers, their role in this to be determined. </li></ul>
  9. 9. What? <ul><li>To end my use of tobacco. </li></ul>
  10. 10. When? <ul><li>Start: “Right Now!” (said January 5, 2010) </li></ul><ul><li>End: January 30, 2010 </li></ul>
  11. 11. Where? <ul><li>Plymouth, NH </li></ul>
  12. 12. Which? (Requirements/Restraints) <ul><li>I am not allowed to purchase tobacco. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Which? (Requirements/Restraints) <ul><li>Asking those using tobacco to not use it around me, and refusing when asked to join. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Which? (Requirements/Restraints) <ul><li>I will chew gum at times I would normally chew tobacco. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Which? (Requirements/Restraints) <ul><li>I will reward myself with a small piece of chocolate for every craving ignored. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Why? <ul><li>(see below) </li></ul>
  17. 17. S.M.A.R.T. <ul><li>S pecific - Do not use tobacco for a month. (Ultimate goal: end use for good.) </li></ul><ul><li>M easurable - 30 days, no tobacco. </li></ul><ul><li>A ttainable - I have a strong plan and strong will. </li></ul><ul><li>R ealistic - I strongly believe I can accomplish this goal. </li></ul><ul><li>T imely - 30 days is not long, and after 30 days another 30 will feel even shorter. </li></ul>