Contemplation and action

When we found out that my daughter Ranna was going to the hospital for treatments every afternoon for two months, my first reaction was panic. How could I change my business schedule so that I could take Ranna to the hospital every afternoon?

After a few minutes, I calmed down and thought about the five steps of change that Joy and I have been discussing. When I heard the doctor’s plan for treatments, I started the first step toward change—pre-contemplation. I knew that I was going to have to make some changes in my daily work plan.

What changes could I make? The second step—contemplation—was figuring out what I needed to change. How could I get more help with my business and personal responsibilities so that I can focus on helping Ranna during the next couple of months?

For me, the third step—preparation—involved talking first to the people at my office and letting them know that I need my afternoons free to go with Ranna to the hospital, but assuring them that I still will be working mornings and some evenings. I also called Anita, who has been working for me a day or two a week as a personal assistant and asked her if she could help more.

I’m now in the middle of the fourth step—action. I’m getting some help at my office. And, while I’m taking Ranna to the hospital, Anita has found the plumber we needed to make a repair, supervised the people who came to do yard work and taken care of a number of other essential tasks.

The fifth step is maintenance. I’ll monitor my work situation and Ranna’s schedule on a weekly basis to make sure that I have the help I need. With help, I can focus on Ranna. She is my first priority right now.

For more information about James Prochaska and Carlo DiClemente’s Transactional Theory of Behavior Change, read this blog post.


Post Author

This post was written by who has written 1944 posts on The Resolute Woman.

  • Delicious
  • Facebook
  • Reddit
  • StumbleUpon
  • Twitter
  • RSS Feed

74 Responses to “Contemplation and action”

  1. hydrocyhloroquine July 28, 2021 at 7:38 am #

    chloroquine antimalarial hcq medication

  2. hydroxychlorquine August 19, 2021 at 11:26 am #

    chloroquinr hydroxychloroquine 200mg tablets

  3. hydroxychloroquineEt August 30, 2021 at 11:21 am #

    hydroxychloroquine trump chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine side effects

  4. Boris September 4, 2021 at 2:10 pm #

    I think what you posted made a lot of sense. But, think on this, suppose you added a little information? I ain’t suggesting

    your information is not good, but what if you added a post title

    to maybe grab people’s attention? I mean Contemplation and action |

    The Resolute Woman is kinda plain. You could glance

    at Yahoo’s front page and see how they write post titles to grab viewers to click.

    You might try adding a video or a related pic or two to get readers excited about what you’ve

    got to say. In my opinion, it could make your blog a little livelier.

  5. zithromaxesMr September 14, 2021 at 3:07 am #

    is zithromax an antibiotic z pak indications zithromax 250 mg

  6. Karin Mcgregor September 24, 2021 at 4:42 pm #

    Aw, this was a really good post. Spending some time and actual effort to create a good article…

    but what can I say… I put things off a lot and don’t manage to get nearly anything done.

  7. Maia Lemond September 24, 2021 at 10:23 pm #

    Hi there! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so

    I came to give it a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information. I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to

    my followers! Excellent blog and excellent

    design and style.

  8. Christinia Nishida September 24, 2021 at 11:13 pm #

    Magnificent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff prior to and you’re just too fantastic.

    I actually like what you have received here, certainly like what you

    are saying and the way by which you say it. You are making it enjoyable

    and you continue to care for to stay it smart. I cant wait to learn far more from you.

    That is actually a terrific website.

  9. Mendy Tuma September 24, 2021 at 11:23 pm #

    Howdy I am so grateful I found your blog, I really found you

    by error, while I was browsing on Yahoo for something else,

    Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to say

    thanks for a tremendous post and a all round interesting blog (I also love

    the theme/design), I don’t have time to read it all at the minute but I have

    bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read

    a great deal more, Please do keep up the fantastic jo.

  10. Kraig Tewell September 24, 2021 at 11:59 pm #

    Hi there to all, how is all, I think every one is

    getting more from this website, and your views are pleasant designed for new visitors.

  11. Lashawn Regan September 25, 2021 at 12:30 am #

    Your mode of telling the whole thing in this article is truly good, all be capable of simply know

    it, Thanks a lot.

  12. Denise Weich September 25, 2021 at 5:16 am #

    It’s actually a nice and useful piece of info.

    I am satisfied that you simply shared this useful info with us.

    Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Shiloh Poydras September 25, 2021 at 6:49 am #

    Actually when someone doesn’t be aware of afterward its up to other people that

    they will help, so here it occurs.

  14. Karin Mcgregor September 25, 2021 at 7:14 am #

    Link exchange is nothing else but it is only placing the other

    person’s weblog link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also

    do similar in favor of you.

  15. Deadra Beery September 26, 2021 at 3:34 pm #

    My family always say that I am wasting my time here at net, however I know I am getting knowledge all

    the time by reading such nice articles or reviews.

  16. Mendy Tuma September 26, 2021 at 3:35 pm #

    I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.

    Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone

    to do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this

    from. many thanks

  17. Maribeth Dorminey September 26, 2021 at 8:01 pm #

    I am not sure where you are getting your information, but great topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more.

    Thanks for excellent information I was looking for

    this information for my mission.

  18. Larhonda Brent September 26, 2021 at 8:59 pm #

    I quite like reading through an article that can make

    people think. Also, thanks for permitting me to comment!

  19. Willetta Roper September 26, 2021 at 11:34 pm #

    Hi there to every single one, it’s in fact a good for me to go to see this site,

    it consists of priceless Information.

  20. Melony Sturdivant September 30, 2021 at 2:43 am #

    Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I

    provide credit and sources back to your site? My website is in the very same niche as yours and my

    visitors would really benefit from a lot of the information you present here.

    Please let me know if this ok with you. Thanks!

  21. Tamala Handler September 30, 2021 at 3:20 am #

    You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but

    I find this topic to be really something that I think I would never

    understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me.

    I am looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!

  22. Warner Reith September 30, 2021 at 5:07 am #

    Excellent blog here! Also your site loads up very fast!

    What host are you using? Can I get your affiliate link to

    your host? I wish my website loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  23. Alpha Haas September 30, 2021 at 8:52 am #

    Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I definitely enjoyed reading

    it, you can be a great author.I will be sure to bookmark your blog and

    will eventually come back later on. I want to

    encourage you continue your great work, have a nice evening!

  24. Steve Dingman September 30, 2021 at 8:37 pm #

    Good post! We are linking to this particularly great content on our website.

    Keep up the good writing.

  25. Vaughn Gangi October 1, 2021 at 4:23 am #

    Greetings! This is my first visit to your blog!

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new initiative in a community in the same niche.

    Your blog provided us valuable information to work on. You have done a marvellous


  26. Clair Delange October 1, 2021 at 11:05 am #

    It is really a great and useful piece of information. I’m glad

    that you just shared this useful information with us. Please stay us up to

    date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  27. Cathern Lutes October 1, 2021 at 1:25 pm #

    What’s up to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of

    this weblog; this web site contains amazing and actually fine data in support of readers.

  28. albuterol 100 mcg November 22, 2021 at 11:55 pm #

    prednisone and diabetes can you take nyquil with prednisone how does prednisone affect dogs

  29. gabapentin otc November 25, 2021 at 6:57 pm #

    furosemide diarrhea what are lasix used for what are the dosages for lasix

  30. gabapentin 2400 mg November 26, 2021 at 10:34 am #

    albuterol uses albuterol 90 mcg rx ventolin hfa 200 metered inhalations when to use albuterol nebulizer

  31. buy provigil canada November 30, 2021 at 12:13 am #

    furosemide tab 40mg furosemide 20 mg for sale side effects of lasix in elderly how long after furosemide administration should diuresis begin

  32. plaquenil medication December 1, 2021 at 3:21 pm #

    glaxosmithkline ventolin albuterol 2mg tab ventolin inhaler next day delivery how often can my child use ventolin?

  33. buy amoxil 500mg December 3, 2021 at 11:46 am #

    lasix medical definition lasix 10 mg pill difference between furosemide and hydrochlorothiazide what are the side effect of furosemide?

  34. metformin 10 mg December 8, 2021 at 1:09 pm #

    ivermectin dosage dogs ivermectin price scabies oral treatment ivermectin dose why is ivermectin plus currently unavailable

  35. ventolin 50 mg December 10, 2021 at 10:56 pm #

    ivermectin rosacea stromectol coronavirus ivermectin long range sale great britan how much ivermectin to put on dog for fleas

  36. viagra homme December 13, 2021 at 5:46 am #

    plaquenil action plaquenil mexico has anyone lost weight on plaquenil what would be the next medication after plaquenil when there is another acute ra flare up

  37. prednisone for sale December 18, 2021 at 10:55 am #

    ivermectin head lice ivermectin 3mg pill duramectin ivermectin horse paste ingredients how to give ivermectin to

  38. viagra 25 mg December 29, 2021 at 4:45 pm #

    ivomec vs ivermectin buy stromectol online ivermectin pour on dosage for goats what is the residual for ivermectin

  39. Tancamp January 4, 2022 at 6:31 pm #

    iwermektyna dla ludzi ivermectina

  40. vkrfft January 9, 2022 at 5:14 pm #

    buy drugs online from canada approved canadian pharmacies pharmacies online

  41. zithromax January 19, 2022 at 7:20 pm #

    My elderly parents press everlastingly been impressed alongside the friendly, economic waiting provided through the and his staff. In spite of that, during the pandemic and since my sky pilot’s recent control panel cancer diagnosis, they tease indeed been outstanding; nothing is too onerous or too much fighting and they are again ready with aide and advice. We can’t express you passably!

  42. azithromycintok January 21, 2022 at 11:57 am #

    It was 16 years ago on Rodeo weekend, when I went to the beer accumulation on the Sunday. This chap had a screaming kitten in a bag. I stuck my grasp in the carrier bag and this little ebon kitten grabbed my arm with all her might. I took her harshly to hit upon she was too innocent to eat. I had to turn to to feeding her canned milk with an observation dropper until the zithromax antibiotic zithromax opened the next day. I was there at cock crow in the morning at opening for the nonce at once to believe kitten replacement out, nerve and nipples. My quiet had to gumption nurture her during the age while I was at work. Poison is at the moment an prehistoric bit of san quentin quail and my husband is silent her “mom”.

  43. January 24, 2022 at 12:18 am #

    zithromax antibiotic zithromax tri pack azithromycin for sale fast delivery

  44. inhaler otc January 24, 2022 at 10:42 pm #

    ventolin hfa manufacturer coupon –

    Good stuff. Regards.

  45. baricitinib olumiant January 29, 2022 at 4:44 am #

    doses of aralen aralen online mexico side effects of aralen 400 mg how long aralen out of system

  46. January 31, 2022 at 8:13 am #

    otc hydroxychloroquine is finest for purchasing lenses. Childbirth is fastened once ordered. Quality and Weight is excellent. Payment is affordable. Recommended to friends and family.

    You actually suggested it effectively.

  47. buy aralen cheap January 31, 2022 at 8:35 am #

    mail order nolvadex canadian tamoxifen buy nolvadex post cycle therapy how to take clomy and nolvadex pct

  48. olumiant 2 mg January 31, 2022 at 10:34 am #

    latisse for trichotillomania lumigan and combigan cost of latisse at walgreens where to buy latisse at good price

  49. latisse eyebrows February 2, 2022 at 11:38 am #

    molnupiravir adverse effects molnupiravir covid australia molnupiravir cost per treatment molnupiravir birth defects

  50. chloroquine uk February 2, 2022 at 3:49 pm #

    aralen adverse effects aralen 10 mg is it safe to stop taking aralen what medicine should be taken with aralen

  51. otc inhalers for asthma February 3, 2022 at 1:11 am #

    Cannot set out to get across how much I admiration their serving <a href="” target=”_blank”> Such an casually plat to play and great prices on my predominantly class’s lenses. Super fast email correspondence with reps when I tease a challenge, they nurture my medication on row for prompt re-ordering and not a solitary spam email. Steady and estimable of my business.

    You expressed it adequately.

  52. zanaflex price February 4, 2022 at 5:23 pm #

    clomid drug interactions clomid without rx can clomid work without period when to start clomid after test cyp

  53. aralen 400 mg February 4, 2022 at 11:46 pm #

    latisse instructions lumigan generic name skin solutions latisse coupon code where to buy latisse applicators

  54. February 5, 2022 at 5:51 am #

    The two pharmacists were exceptionally welcoming, finished and sympathetic! I specify I was authorised to note their idiosyncratic names on this website! They provided me with a flu vaccination that I was not able to obtain via my doctor (even though the himself I palpable with has a compromised untouched arrangement). stromectolice are prevailing above and beyond to care for the general public and their one’s nearest members during a deprecating time.

    Really many of amazing material.

  55. buying clomid 25 mg February 6, 2022 at 8:58 pm #

    nolvadex post finasteride buy generic nolvadex online are nolvadex and clomid equally effective where can you buy nolvadex

  56. molnopiravir February 7, 2022 at 4:59 am #

    baricitinib vs tofacitinib time to onset of effect baricitinib lupus baricitinib versus placebo or adalimumab in rheumatoid arthritis supplement olumiant patient reviews

  57. buy ivermectin 6mg February 7, 2022 at 8:14 am #

    I would like to thank the club at the Greeley 16th St. ivermectin stromectol instead of the good-heartedness extended to me yesterday when I pick-up my RX, the clerk took the experience to clarify how to exploit it and answered my questions. Thank you again!

    You explained this effectively!

  58. cost of olumiant February 9, 2022 at 1:11 am #

    clomid statistics clomid buy clomid without a prescription how does clomid work in men

  59. aralen pill February 9, 2022 at 11:09 am #

    aralen monitoring chloroquine where to buy heart issues in women taking aralen aralen what kind of drug

  60. olumiant baricitinib February 11, 2022 at 6:23 am #

    aralen and sjogren’s quineprox 0.4 aralen toxicity 10-2 is aralen safe to take when a person has asthma?

  61. buy clomid 50mg uk February 11, 2022 at 5:38 pm #

    aralen 200 mg chloroquine over the counter is aralen the same as chloroquine how longbto take aralen after alcohol

  62. kamagra soft tabs February 11, 2022 at 5:56 pm #

    Unprejudiced wanted to say a gigantic ‘hold responsible you’ allowing for regarding changing my subsistence! Since fatiguing the Bio-identical hormones, following the G-I regimen, I have exhausted 6 and a half pounds, my peel is awesome, I include all my noachian energy backside and surely, I justified be conscious of fantastic! Today, no one believes that I am 47, nor a stroke survivor! I definitely look forward to working with you in the later (which is bloody bright!) You actually said this really well!

  63. ivermectin for humans February 12, 2022 at 5:56 am #

    Acclimated to this store for the benefit of years, usually tremendous service. On whole provocation I made a mistake when ordering and it was handled straightaway and professionally.

    Regards. I like this.

  64. tow20d February 17, 2022 at 8:24 am #

    anti parasite meds mebendazole price walmart vermox for adults

  65. ngcnzx February 18, 2022 at 10:45 pm #

    stromectol 12mg ivermectin cream 1% ivermectin uses

  66. fxpxon February 21, 2022 at 4:41 am #

    hydrochloride can hydroxychloroquine be purchased over the counter side effects for hydroxychloroquine

  67. ber97j March 7, 2022 at 1:18 am #

    hydroxychloroquine otc hydroxychloroquine dosage hydroxychloroquine for arthritis reviews

  68. eprnfr March 11, 2022 at 11:03 am #

    hydroxychloroquine for sale ebay side effects for hydroxychloroquine can hydroxychloroquine be purchased over the counter

  69. gmitvo March 14, 2022 at 12:29 am #

    natural alternative to hydroxyzine how does hydroxyzine work for anxiety hydralazine 25 mg prescribed for

  70. lhaq37 March 18, 2022 at 4:27 am #

    does atarax make you tired hydroxyzine anxiety medication hydroxyzine hcl 25 mg tablet for anxiety

  71. jpny19 March 18, 2022 at 6:20 pm #

    There was no fuss at all in dealing with my difficulty and the colleague of shaft was uncommonly polite and practical and she went more than and beyond to advise, so if anyone in supervision reads this, then divert pass on my thanks, and if there is any reward or perks pattern then she should finally be considered. You have made your point!

  72. fpsdfn March 28, 2022 at 11:22 am #

    Cannot found to delineate how much I inclination their service. Such an tranquil locality to despise and great prices on my predominantly family’s lenses Super accelerated email correspondence with reps when I entertain a cast doubt, they keep my preparation on parade for quick re-ordering and not a single spam email. Responsible and merited of my business. Thanks. Ample stuff.

  73. yke32j April 5, 2022 at 3:23 am #

    furosemide furosemide price walmart

  74. tferjy April 5, 2022 at 6:17 am #

    I ordered glucose gels in the service of my old man who is diabetic. The package deal said it was delivered, but we not at all received the package. I reached out to buyer service generic ivermectin and they had another wrap delivered the next day. The quick reaction was much appreciated! You made your position pretty nicely.!