Adaptive or maladaptive?

Remember, the behaviors you engage in aren't necessarily bad. It depends on their consequences. On this page I want you to think about each of your behaviors, and ask yourself the two questions that I hope are becoming very familiar to you by now:

  1. What are the short-term and long-term consequences of this behavior?
  2. How could I be spending my time differently?
Finally, try to decide if they adaptive (helpful) or maladaptive (unhelpful).