Self-care means taking time to do things you enjoy, and taking care of yourself. When used consistently, self-care can reduce stress, relieve uncomfortable emotions, and improve physical health.
The Self-Care Tips worksheet provides information on self-care, including a definition and practical tips for using self-care to reduce stress. Tips include setting specific goals, setting boundaries to protect self-care, making self-care a habit, and more.
Use this worksheet as a jumping-off point to discussing self-care. Pay special attention to your client’s personal barriers that have prevented them from practicing self-care. If your client isn’t sure where to begin, use the Self-Care Assessment to help them explore areas where they can focus their attention.