The self management plan provides a simple template for the individual to articulate the behavioral change they are intending to modify through the articulation of self management goals. It provides them with points for consideration including enablers and barriers to change. Goals are best when they are concrete, specific and measurable. Additionally, it’s beneficial to break down the goals into smaller activities that are attainable in the near term. This allows for success to come earlier, enhances the sense of self-efficacy and mastery which can result in achievement of higher goals.
Source: Source: Enhancing Motivation for Change in Substance Abuse Treatment. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 35. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 1999 Web Link