Last time we determined, change is hard. Understanding how we change may help you make the changes you want to make, like going vegan for instance. Using the Transtheoretical Model of Change, the first step to change is pre-contemplation. You don’t even know a there might be an issue. You’re in the dark, clueless. Next up is contemplation.
Contemplation: The individual is aware that a particular behavior is problematic and begins to consider the consequences of his/her actions.
Example: At age 17, I learned about animal cruelty issues and immediately removed some animal products from my life (all meat except fish and some products tested on animals). However, I continued to contemplate how my actions affected animals without any additional changes. I contemplated for 19 years.
What’s next after awareness? Stay tuned for part 3.
Did you miss part 1? Read it here.