Taking Control

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Take Control of Your Stressors

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Choose a Stressor You'd Like to Tackle Today.
Example:  I'm overwhelmed by the morning rush. No one is ready on time. We're late for school and work. 

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Set Your Goal for that Stressor Example: I'd like to be more prepared in the mornings so we can leave on time (by 7am) for school and work.

Set Your Goal for that Stressor
Example:  I'd like to be more prepared in the mornings so we can leave on time (by 7am) so we're on time for school and work. 

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List a major roadblock (what will get in your way of success)
Example: I can't get the kids up and ready on time. 

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Can you take control of this roadblock? 

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If Yes (or Maybe), What Steps Can You Take To Take Control? 
If No (or Maybe), Use the Space to Make Useful Notes or Questions. 
Examples: Maybe/No: I've tried waking them up earlier, turning on their lights/music, yelling, nothing has worked. 
Maybe/Yes: We can implement an earlier bedtime for the kids. Take the phones away at night. Place alarm clocks far away from the bed.

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List another major roadblock.
Example: There's so much to do in the morning: breakfast, getting dressed, gathering everyone's things ready.

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Can you take control of this roadblock? 

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If Yes (or Maybe), What Steps Can You Take To Take Control? 
If No (or Maybe), Use the Space to Make Useful Notes or Questions. 
Example: Yes, we can preplan the week and night before.

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List another major roadblock.
Example: My husband isn't available in the morning to help. He leaves earlier than I do. 

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Can you take control of this roadblock? 

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If Yes (or Maybe), What Steps Can You Take To Take Control? 
If No (or Maybe), Use the Space to Make Useful Notes or Questions.
Example: We can't change the time my husband has to leave for work. We can't risk him losing his job. 

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List another major roadblock-what will get in your way of success.
Example: If I continue to be late, my boss is going to let me go. 

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Can you take control of this roadblock? 

14. 

If Yes (or Maybe), What Steps Can You Take To Take Control? 
If No (or Maybe), Use the Space to Make Useful Notes or Questions.
Example: Maybe. I could ask to come in 15 minutes late in exchange for a shorter lunch. But if we pre-plan better I won't have to. 

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(Optional if needed): Is there an additional major roadblock?

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Can you take control of this roadblock? 

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If Yes (or Maybe), What Steps Can You Take To Take Control? 
If No (or Maybe), Use the Space to Make Useful Notes or Questions. 

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Congratulations! You are ready to move forward.  Review your plan to overcome each roadblock.  Use these steps to create a set of goals.  Start with one goal at a time or a handful of small goals.


What first steps do you plan to take?

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