What is the theory behind this Pocket support worksheet?
Almost everyone goes through emotional and psychological distress at times. Family, education, society and work related responsibilities can get overwhelming and pressurizing causing problems that if taken care of in time can prevent bigger more serious psychological disorders. But therapy is itself stressful when an individual is unable to afford it.
How will the worksheet help?
This worksheet works as a pocket friendly personalized self-help guide that clients can keep with themselves. Whenever a mental health crisis of minor level strikes, referring and following it will help the client.
How to use this worksheet?
To use this worksheet focus on the questions below. Pick a relaxing distraction free place to ponder over them. Then respond to them accordingly. keep it as a day to day reminder.
Pocket support worksheet
Since TV and comedy has proven to be a good source for feeling better make a list of humorous and feel-good things you can watch when you are feeling low
Self-care is the most important thing for mental well being. Make a ritual that you can follow that includes all your favorite self-care activities. (hint: the list must include nutritions and personal hygiene)
Music has a positive effect on our brain. Make your go-to playlist that can cheer you up during a crisis.
Write some affirmations that you can repeat with yourself that can boost your mood
Szabo, A., Ainsworth, S. & Danks, P. (2005). Experimental comparison of the psychological benefits of aerobic exercise, humor, and music . , 18(3), 235-246.
You can download this worksheet here.