Welcome to Day 52!
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Time For a WOOP Plan
Once you’ve got the root cause, then you can work on your plan.
Time to Plan
Just like there are different ways to not get snagged on a hike (like going on a different trail or cutting off the branch), there are different ways to deal with snags on your journey.
To figure out possible plans/ solutions, you’ll run your snag point scenario through the reflective questions trying to figure out…
“What could I do differently in the future so I don’t get snagged?”
(What was my underlying thoughts or attitude that led to this scenario? What would be a more helpful attitude or thought to have?)
(Am I trying to do something that works with my preferences? If the behavior isn’t aligned with my preferences, how can I better align it with my likes or dislikes?)
(Am I trying to do something that works with my body--my metabolism, energy levels, hormones, or chronic diseases? If the behavior isn’t aligned with how my body works, how can I better align it with my physiology?)
(Am I trying to do something that works with my lifestyle--job, family, schedule, responsibilities, or hobbies? If the behavior isn’t aligned with my lifestyle, how can I better align it to make sense for my life?)
(Is there a way to change my environment--Make the healthy choice the lazy choice, and the unhealthy choice harder?)
(Do I need to add something to my system-- a plan, a habit, a rule, a strategy, a skill, or a mantra? Do I need to make the habit smaller and work my way into it?)
Ok, so now you’ve seen the question process that helps you identify an appropriate plan. Let’s review how it all works.
Every time you run into a snag point, you log it in your Healthie app (as a selfie). Then, you forget about it until your weekly review.
When it’s the weekend and you’re working on your weekly review, you work through the WOOP process with the questions on the worksheet to come up with a solution for your snag.
REMEMBER--Snags + Reflection= Progress
Remember--snags + reflection = progress.
Without a dedicated time to writing and getting this stuff out of your head, it’s just going to stay there in the subconscious part of your brain.
The Assistant doesn’t care about evolving and getting better. She just wants to be safe.
The Boss is the one who wants to make progress, get better at snags, and finally reach your goals. But, she can’t do it if there’s no way for her to access this information from your Assistant. The WOOP process allows her to do that.
With the snag point logging on a daily basis and the weekly WOOP process, you have a very powerful way to get better and better over time.
I know this is a lot to cover, so let’s meet back tomorrow and we’ll work through some examples together.
Now’s the time to run a recent snag point through the WOOP Your Snag Points Worksheet to come up with a plan to get rid of that snag!