Self-Care Inventory

Adapted from Organizational Solutions (2010)                             



Eat regularly  and healthily (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Spend time with others whose company you enjoy

Exercise and leisure activities

Stay in contact with important people in your life

Obtain regular medical care (prevention and care)

Have your own personal psychotherapy

Take time off when you are sick

Give yourself affirmations (self-praise)

Get massages

Reread favorite books or watch favorite movies.

Physical activity that is FUN!

Identify comforting activities (object, people, relationships, places and seek them out.

Get enough sleep

Allow yourself to cry.

Wear clothes that you like

Find things that make you laugh.

Take vacations (day trips or mini-vacations)

Express your concerns in social action activities

Make time away from electronic devices

Spend time with children





Make time for reflection

Make time for self-reflection

Spend time with nature

Have your own personal psychotherapy

Find a spiritual connection or community

Write in a journal

Be open to inspiration

Read literature that is UNREALTED to work

Identify what is meaningful to you and notice its place in your life

Do something at which you are NOT the expert or in charge of

Mediate and/or pray

Decrease stress in your life

Spend time with children

Listen to your intuition (thoughts, judgments, beliefs, attitudes, and feelings).

Be aware and appreciate non-material aspects of life

Engage your intelligence in a new area (art museum, sports event, theatre performance)

Have experiences of awe

Say NO to extra responsibilities – sometimes

Read inspirational literature (talks, music, literature)

Let others know different aspects of who you are



Workplace or Professional Care

Take a break during the workday (lunch)

Take time to connect with colleagues

Make quiet time to complete tasks

Identify projects or task that are exciting or rewarding

Set limits with clients and colleagues

Arrange your workplace to be comfortable and personal

Get regular supervision or consultation

Negotiate for your needs

Have a peer support group

Develop a non-trauma area of professional interest



Strive for balance between your work and your life

Strive for balance among work, family, relationships, play and rest