Using Self-Help Worksheets
Use these worksheets on your own to gain insight into your actions, thoughts and personal psychology. Your therapist may also recommend you complete a worksheet and bring it to a session for discussion.
Self-help worksheets are all about you. You are not expected to be perfect in life or on paper.
You will learn the most from a worksheet if you are painfully honest, although it is difficult.
Try not to emphasize the good and minimize the bad, or the other way around.
Tips for Worksheets
Worksheets can help you understand your thoughts and behaviours, eventually leading to positive change.
- Don’t worry about spelling or grammar. (Your therapist won’t!)
- Work on your worksheet at least once a day, if you are keeping track of thoughts or behaviour.
- Writing down your notes at the same time every day will help you remember to do it.
- Use extra space on the back of the sheet or extra paper if you need more space.
- You can keep your worksheet somewhere private but leave a discreet reminder note on the bathroom mirror or some place you will see it.
- Be proud of yourself for making an important and difficult effort to understand yourself and make changes!