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Delay, Distract, Decide Worksheet

Amanda Knowles

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On this page, we will provide you with a Delay, Distract, Decide Worksheet. It will help you to get through the cravings.

What is Delay, Distract, Decide Worksheet

The worksheet is about the 3 Ds, delay, distract and decide that can help you when you are craving for an unhealthy habit. Cravings are the urges that keep coming to your mind about indulging in an unhealthy habit. It is very important to fight through these urges because these are usually very harmful for you. To avoid falling for cravings, you are supposed to know the triggering factors and situations that make you vulnerable.

How will Delay, Distract, Decide Worksheet help?

The worksheet will make you learn different coping strategies and different ways of Fighting with cravings. Use different distraction tactics to avoid urges and cravings. Delaying tactics give you some time to combat your cravings by mentally distracting yourself from thinking about giving up for the cravings. 

Instructions on how to use Delay, Distract, Decide Worksheet

This worksheet contains protective factors which are all such factors that act as your strength to fight through your cravings.

You can download this worksheet here.

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On this page, we provided you with a Delay, Distract, Decide Worksheet. Hopefully, it helped you to get through the cravings.

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.

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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.