Pain Tools

A series of twelve videos and tools designed and developed by The Pain Toolkit's Pete Moore to help you learn and understand self pain management.

05 Setting Goals

Setting goals and action plans

Tuesday PM - I write an activity plan for next day.

So to avoid this happening set yourself, simple, realistic goals or action plans. Just as you need goal posts when playing football, or a finishing line when racing - you need something to aim for.

Perhaps, you could set yourself a simple hourly, daily or weekly action plan. Always ask for help from your health care professional if you are not sure. You can also learn more about setting goals and action planning when you attend a self management programme (SMP).

See below for more information for attending an SMP class.

Self Management Programmes (SMP)

These are run in the community by highly trained tutors who also have health conditions (including pain) themselves but have learned to become good self managers. SMP’s are run by Arthritis Care called Challenging Arthritis and the Expert Patients Programme.

Pete Moore, The Pain Toolkit

I remember reading something many years ago that said, "If you don’t know where you’re going, you’re unlikely to get there." This made a lot sense to me. Setting goals and making action plans was really important to me, as the helped me move forward. Pete Moore, The Pain Toolkit