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Solve Problems

It is okay if your weekly action plan does not go as planned.

Remember that you are not alone. You can get help from:

  • your healthcare team
  • your family
  • your friends

​Remember: You are not alone. Talk to your healthcare team for help. Your family members or friends can also help. They can help you problem solve and stay on track.

It is okay if your weekly action plan does not go as planned. Problem solving helps when your action plan does not go well. Problem solving is a key skill to learn.

What To Do When Your Action Plan Does Not Go As Planned

Here are steps to follow when things do not go as planned.

  1. Describe the problem.
  2. What stopped you from doing your action plan?
  3. Brainstorm and think about other ways to achieve your plan.
  4. Pick one idea to try.
  5. Build your next action plan.
  6. Try a new idea if the first idea did not work.
Last Reviewed: 10/16/2016