Self Care Worksheets

Once your client has identified areas of their self-care they want to improve, it’s time to put together a solid plan. This Self-Care Worksheet will help determine objectives in their physical, personal, spiritual, psychological, and professional domains.

By Telita Montales on May 15, 2024.

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What Is A Self-Care Worksheet?

Self-care encompasses looking after yourself across the physical, social, and psychological domains, and will look different for everyone. So deciding where to start improving your self-care can be a tricky decision. Once you have identified areas where your client wants to improve, this Self-Care worksheet helps them put a solid plan in place to ensure they follow through with improving the parts of their self-care they have identified.

This worksheet can serve as a take-home resource for your clients, or it can be an activity that you complete collaboratively during one of their sessions with you. Either way, this worksheet is a valuable resource to help your clients take responsibility for caring for themselves.

Printable Self Care Worksheets

Download these Self Care Worksheets to help guide your client to improve their self-care and general wellbeing.

How To Use This Self-Care Worksheet

Before we begin, you’re first going to need to download your free copy of this Self-Care Worksheet, which you can do using the link on this page. If you want to skip to the action, just take a look at our Self-Care Worksheet Example in the following section, which illustrates how your clients can use this worksheet to plan their improved self-care regimens. Otherwise, if you want to ensure you fully understand each part of this worksheet, just read over this step-by-step guide for your clients. 

Step One. Add your Name and the Date

First things first, your client should add their name and the date to the worksheet in the spaces provided. This worksheet can be completed entirely digitally using the interactive text-boxes

Step Two. Add in your Activities to Improve

The first column of the Self-Care Worksheet is for your client to add in the specific activity they want to improve in each area of your self-care. If they have already completed our Self-Care Assessment Worksheet, this part is easy, as they can just choose one of the activities from each section that they highlighted as “Want to Improve”.

Step Three. Write a Plan for improving this area of your self-care

Now your client will have five specific self-care activities they want to improve. The next step is for them to create a plan for how they will improve this part of their self-care. This could be as simple as setting aside time for self-reflection or relaxation or planning to reach out to three friends they haven’t spoken to in a while. To see more examples of what this plan might look like, just take a look at our Self-Care Worksheet Example below. 

Step Four. Put the plan into action!

Planning is essential to ensure your client will make a lasting improvement in their self-care habits, but the real work comes when your client puts this plan into action. You may wish to monitor their progress during sessions with you, or review their completed worksheet if they are happy to share this with you.

Self-Care Worksheet Example (Sample)

To see examples or get some ideas for self-care improvement plans, just take a look at our example Self-Care Worksheet below. You can also download this example worksheet as a PDF if you prefer.

Download this Self Care Worksheet Example (Sample) here:

Self Care Worksheet Example (Sample)

Who Can Use this Printable Self Care worksheet (PDF)?

We can all benefit from assessing and improving our self-care, even if these are just small improvements, and every bit counts towards improving your client's mental and physical well-being. As such, there is a wide range of practitioners who can benefit from offering their clients this Self-Care Worksheet, both in the mental health and in the healthcare space. These professionals may include:

  • Therapists
  • Counselors
  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Family Doctors
  • Psychiatrists

Why Is This Worksheet Useful For Therapists?

Improve the organization of your resources

Having pre-formatted worksheets available to provide to your client is a great way to keep your resources organized and consistent. This worksheet can serve a range of your clients, and help to standardize the care you provide.

Focus on your client’s priorities

This Self-Care Worksheet focuses on those aspects of your client’s self-care that they actively want to improve. Not everyone will benefit from the same self-care activities, so it is important to focus your efforts on what is actually important to your client.

Revise and Adjust

This Self-Care Worksheet can be repeated over time as your client’s needs change and their priorities shift. Once they have mastered one aspect of their self-care, they may wish to redo the worksheet with new activities to ensure they are continually improving.

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When should I complete a self-care worksheet?
When should I complete a self-care worksheet?

Commonly asked questions

When should I complete a self-care worksheet?

Your client should complete this Self-Care Worksheet following an analysis of their present self-care habits. You can do this using our Self-Care Assessment Worksheet, which provides many different potential self-care activities for your client to rank.

Where can I find examples of things to improve?

It can be tough to know what to improve if you have never considered certain aspects of your self-care before. Take a look at our Self-Care Assessment Worksheet for ideas of self-care activities, or you can look online, or talk to your friends and family about what they do for self-care.

Who should complete this self-care worksheet?

While this worksheet is widely applicable to all kinds of people, it is important that the person filling out this self-care worksheet is at least somewhat motivated to improve their self-care. If someone has no interest at all in bettering their self-care routine, they likely will not benefit from completing this worksheet until they have realized the importance and benefits of engaging in self-care.

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