Behavior Change Stages
People are sometimes ambivalent about changing, as there may be losses as well as gains.
Make a list of the advantages and disadvantages of changing, so you can, with a clear head, evaluate if you really want to change. Many people pass through a set of stages in the process of change:
Pre-contemplation, in which they aren’t thinking of change
Contemplation, in which they think of change in the next six months
Preparation, in which they plan change within the month
Action, speaks for itself,
Maintenance, in which they cope with errors in order to maintain their change.