Step 1: What is the problem/goal?
Think about the problem/goal carefully, ask yourself questions. Then write down exactly what the problem/goal is.
Step 2: List all possible solutions
Put down all ideas, even bad ones. List the solutions without evaluation at this stage.
Step 3: Assess each possible solution
Quickly go down the list of possible solutions and assess the main advantages and disadvantages of each one.
Step 4: Choose the “best” or most practical solution
Choose the solution that can be carried out most easily to solve (or begin to solve) the problem.
Step 5: Plan how to carry out the best solution
List the resources needed and the major pitfalls to overcome. Practise difficult steps, make notes of information needed.
Step 6: Review progress and be pleased with any progress
Focus on achievement first. Identify what has been achieved then what still needs to be achieved. Go through steps 1 – 6 again in the light of what has been achieved or learned.
What has been achieved?
What still needs to be done?
Credit: This resource was handed during my dr sessions. It has been transcribed with approval from psychiatrist but remains the property of him