Emotional Self Awareness: ABCDE
Activating Event/Adversity: Identify an event that triggered an emotional reaction from you.
Beliefs: Identify your beliefs that led to your emotion.
Consequences: What were the results of your thought and actions to the event?
Dispute/Debate/Discarding your beliefs: Were you initial appraisals of the event accurate? If not, why?
Effects: How did debating, disputing and discarding shift your understanding and beliefs about the activating event, and consequently, your feelings?
Looking for Patterns to Change Financial Behaviors
|Behavior related to money
|How were you feeling physically?
tired? hungry? hyped? nervous?
|How were you feeling emotionally?
angry? sad? lonely? scared? excited?
anxious? happy? surprised?
|Who else was involved or where you thinking of?
|Where were you?
|When was it?
|What was the belief attached to the behavior?
|What are options to react differently next time?
|How can you predict when you may be in a similar situation and avoid it or be prepared to act differently?