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PERSONAL PROGRESS PROJECT ASSIGNMENT #5: 1. Think about an aspect of your life that you would like to change, improve, correct. Etc. 2. Rate your level of motivation to change in this area of your life on a scale of 0 -10 with 10 being the "most highly motivated" and 0 being "not motivated at all." 3. Develop a "measurable goal" (i.e., I'd like to exercise ___ minutes/day; I would like to be smoke-free for ___ days; I'd like to spend ____ minutes/day with my spouse/children; etc.) 4. Develop a specific strategy that you will use to reach your goal. 5. Over the course of 4 days, I would like for you to collect observable data (i.e., table, graph, chart, etc) of your behavior change. (1 PAGE GRAPH/CHART/TABLE) 6. Write a 1 page paper about your experience and how it felt to do this activity. Be sure to respond to each of the items above & the following: Why this goal is important to you? What were your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors throughout this activity? How important was your level of motivation in your progress towards your goal? What things worked, what things did not work? What adjustments did you make? Total Project = 2 pages. SUGGESTIONS: 1. Your most important goals must be YOURS. 2. Your goals must be MEANINGFUL. 3. Your goals must be SPECIFIC AND MEASURABLE 4. Your goals must be FLEXIBLE. 5. Your goals must be CHALLENGING AND EXCITING. 6. Your goals must be in alignment with your values. 7. Your goals must be well balanced 8. Your goals must be realistic 9. Your goals must include contribution. 10. Your goals must be supported.
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For a long time, I have been struggling with the need to become physically fit. After
seeing my relatives suffer as a result of leading a sedentary life, I have been motivated to engage
in physical activities to improve my health and well-being. However, as it is known to most,
exercising and observing strict dieting practices is quite challenging. The fear of becoming obese
or contracting cardiovascular diseases has motivated me enough to get out of my couch and hit
the floor. Besides, it is a bad feeling to look older than you really are. Although exercising and
observing a strict diet is difficult, I am ready to challenge myself and begin the regime.
From the situation in my family, my level of motivation is 9 in that I am highly motiv...

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