ACTIVITY ID: 14711
This assessment tool provides examples of effective self-care strategies. Each person’s set of self-care strategies will be unique to them. After completing this assessment, choose one item from each area of self-care that you want to more actively incorporate into your plan for self-care. This self-assessment tool can also help identify potential areas of self-care you could strengthen (e.g., are all your self-care techniques in the “physical” or “emotional” sections?). Try to build a balance of self-care strategies across the five main areas. Using the scale below, rate the following areas in terms of frequency:
Key: 1 = Never Occurred to Me 2 = Rarely 3 = Every Once in a While 4 = Often 5 = Routinely
Adapted from the “Self Care Assessment” provided by the Australian Family and Community Services. There are more details and resources on the website on particular kinds of self-care such as mindfulness, breathing, and relaxation. You can even teach some of these self-care strategies to children and youth. You can find it here: Self-care for yourself and your family.