Setting positive goals

People who struggle with sexual thoughts of children often have feelings of fear, guilt, and shame. This can reduce their self-esteem and hopes for the future.

It is important to spend some time thinking about some positive goals that will help you move towards being the person you want to be. Set manageable and bitesize goals to make them more achievable and make change more likely.

Exercise

Answer these questions:

  • What are my goals for the next week? For example, spend less time online, go for a 10-minute walk every day, go to bed before 1am.
  • What are my goals for the next month? For example, spend more time with family or friends, go for a 15-minute walk every day.
  • What are my goals for the next three months? For example, feel happier, start a new hobby, go for a 20-minute walk every day.

You can achieve your goals. You have taken the first step to change and this self-help guide can help you.

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