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Amanda Knowles
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On this page we will provide you with a Building Discrepancy worksheet. It will help you in quitting your bad habits. 

What is a Building Discrepancy worksheet?

Building Discrepancy is a kind of cost and benefit analysis. You are supposed to build a discrepancy in your present and future life. By clearly thinking about the pros and cons, you will be able to change your habits and leave undesirable behavior. If you think about your future in which you have quit your old bad habits and how positively it has affected your life, then leaving or quitting your bad habits will be a straightforward decision. 

How Building Discrepancy Worksheet will help

This technique does wonder when it is used with people having a history of substance abuse. This worksheet can be used for anyone who wants to change any bad habit but lacks a bit of the motivation. This sheet will act as a motivation to change your bad habits.

Instructions for the  Building Discrepancy Worksheet 

The worksheet includes the different aspects of life that will get affected only if you leave this old habit. This worksheet can be modified as per your need, if you are someone who wants to quit substance abuse then write if I quit instead of leaving this habit.

You can download this worksheet here.

Other  worksheets you may be interested in

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On this page we provided you with a Building Discrepancy Worksheet, hopefully after using this worksheet you were able to leave your undesired behaviour/ habit.

If you have any questions or comments please let us know.


The worksheets on this site should not be used in place of professional advice from a mental health professional. 

You should always seek help from a mental health professional or medical professional. We are not providing any advice or recommendations here.

There are various resources where you can seek help.

You could use Online-Therapy if you feel you need counselling.

If you live in the UK then this list of resources from the NHS may help you find help.
If you live in the USA then you could contact Mental Health America who may be able to assist you further.

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Amanda Knowles

Amanda Knowled is an Applied Psychologist, with a deep interest in psychopathology and neuropsychology and how psychology impacts and permeates every aspect of our environment. She has worked in Clinical settings (as Special Ed. Counselor, CBT Therapist) and has contributed at local Universities as a Faculty member from time to time. She has a graduate degree in English Literature and feels very connected to how literature and psychology interact. She feels accountable and passionate about making a "QUALITY" contribution to the overall global reform and well-being. She actively seeks out opportunities where she can spread awareness and make a positive difference across the globe for the welfare of our global society.