“How am I doing?” is a good enough question to take a pause from our busy schedule and recognize our needs. However, when was the last time that you actually asked yourself that question? Honestly, I don’t remember too. Life has gotten so busy that I wake up each morning thinking about making the best of what I have today. Be it spending time with loved ones, or meeting my work deadlines.
However, having a quick check-in with myself has helped me improve my mood and be grateful for things around me. I’d wake up at 7.15 am instead of 7.30 am just so I could have those extra few minutes for coffee. Then I’d sit and answer the questions in the free printable worksheet that helps you check in with yourself.
How to Use This Printable to Check In with Yourself?
Maybe you woke up feeling anxious, or less excited. But you wouldn’t know unless you ask yourself. This printable Self Care Checklist encourages you to take a pause and reflect on your thoughts. Things that you look forward to during the day. Or few coping thoughts that you may be prepared to keep in handy. Through this checklist, you will be able to slow down and reflect on yourself, while keeping away the distracting thoughts.
It would be best to set a time for engaging in this self-care planner. Perhaps right before you head to work, or when you have your morning coffee. You might set an alarm to remind you for a check-in, or stick this planner on your fridge to get into the habit. Also, on your busy days, you may simply make a mental note as part of the check-in and go about the day as usual.