What Makes Us Healthy?

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TEAM and Decision
Making
TEAM
This acronym stands for the following:
Together
Everyone
Achieves
More
Decisions
Can you think of some good choices that you made in
the past? How did you feel about them? Why were
they good?
In the past, many important choices may have been
made or influenced by your parents or guardians.
However, you may have reached a time in your life
when you have more and more power and freedom to
choose for yourself.
Can you think of some bad choices you made in the
past? Many of the choices you make in the next few
years, as you become more independent, will
influence the rest of your life – for good and bad.
BIG DECISIONS
The following seven steps to making good decisions are
useful for working through big decisions like what to
do after high school or when to leave home. They are
also useful when you are confused about something.
These seven steps will help you to make better
choices if you take the time to work through them.
SEVEN STEPS TO MAKING
GOOD DECISIONS
1. Define the decision that you need to
make. Be specific.
2. Brainstorm a list of all possible choices
and alternatives.
3. Gather all the information that you can
about each option. Information is
power.
SEVEN STEPS TO MAKING
GOOD DECISIONS
4. Analyze the short and long-term
consequences of each alternative.
Consider the pros and cons, your
values and feelings, and the impact on
others.
5. Make the decision.
6. Create a specific action plan and do it.
Set some goals.
SEVEN STEPS TO MAKING
GOOD DECISIONS
7. Evaluate whether or not it
was a good decision.
QUICK DECISIONS – THE TWO
QUESTION METHOD
There are times when you have to
make quick decisions and do not have
the luxury of working through the
seven step process. Seemingly
everyday spur of the moment
decisions, like whether to take a
particular class or go to a party, can
have a great impact on your life. You
should therefore take the time to stop
and think about the following
questions.
QUICK DECISIONS – THE TWO
QUESTION METHOD
1. Is this a good choice for me?
(Is it the right thing to do?)
2. What might happen as a
result of this decision?
QUICK DECISIONS – THE TWO
QUESTION METHOD
As you consider these questions, other
things may come to mind such as:
1. Is it against my morals, values or beliefs?
2. What might the consequences be?
3. Why do I want to do this? Is it a good
reason?
4. Will I regret this?
5. Are peers influencing me?
6. Am I doing it just for fun?

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