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Circle of Control

Circle of Control

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If you're unfamiliar, the Circle of Control is often used as reference material to showcase what we have control over and what we do not have control over. You've probably seen it on social media but there's an inside circle named "Things We Can Control" which has things like my feelings, my words, my decisions, and my actions.
(I've written about how, as someone with anxiety I LOVE being in control)

Then it has a bigger circle that says "Things Out of My Control" and that lists things like war, death, weather, traffic, the economy, and what other people say/do/think. I have only seen it used as reference material.

And then I realized how absolutely invaluable it would be to break it down and apply it to specific, individual, situations. And that's exactly what I did! I've created several Control Circle Worksheets based on different situations, with examples!

One of the first ones is mental illness. We can't control our diagnosis, the wait times to get help, resources in our area, and what medications will or won't work for us. BUT there are things that we can control, like learning coping skills, advocating for ourselves, and showing up for appointments (and for some people, some of those things might even fall into the 'can't control' circle if they don't have access to transportation, etc).

There's one for relationships that talks about how we can't control the effort other people put into a relationship, how they deal with trauma, and how they give and receive love BUT we are in control of communicating our wants and needs, enforcing our boundaries, and whether we stay in the relationship. (Of course, abusive relationships change that dynamic but you get the point)

The Circle of Control Worksheets provide a great exercise in how we can redirect nervous/anxious/worried energy toward something more productive.

What's in the Circle of Control Workbook?
- A 37-Page PDF (with a black and white version for easy printing)
-There's also a 23-page version that has different colored Circles of Control without the specific titles
- Basic Information about the Circle of Control
- A list of general things that are either in or out of control
- Create your own Circle of Control
- 11 themed Circles of Control
- Mental Illness + examples
- Relationships + examples
- Job/School + examples
- Social Media + examples
- Physical Illness + examples
- Breakups + examples
- Grief + examples
- Unexpected Events
- Responsibilities
- Politics
- Finances

This is a digital file that you can print from your home computer or have professionally printed. Nothing will be sent to your home. You can fill this in digitally (using Adobe Reader, Xodo, or Goodnotes) or you can print it out from your home computer - whichever works best for you!

Can I Get A Physical Copy?

Unfortunately, I don’t have the resources to print and ship all of my workbooks. If you want a physical copy you are welcome to purchase the digital file and then have it printed at Staples, The UPS Store, FedEx, or any other printing company as long as it’s just for your own personal use!

All of my products also have Digital Fill-In Enabled, meaning that you can fill them in straight from your phone/tablet/or computer.

Apps like Adobe Reader, XoDo, or GoodNotes allow you to “write” inside the PDF, so you can carry it around with you whenever you need it!

I Am Not A Mental Health Professional

While I LOVE talking about mental health - I am NOT a professional. All of my worksheets come from lived experience which makes them unique but it's also important to note that they aren't a replacement for therapy. I'm not a therapist and I always recommend you work through my workbooks with one!


My workbooks are in standard US Letter Size (unless otherwise specified) and should be printed on standard US Letter Size Paper.

When printed, the colors might be darker or vary from what you see on your computer screen.

Terms of Use

These worksheets are copyrighted and intended for personal use only. You can reprint pages as many times as you’d like, as long as they are for your personal use. Please do not resell or redistribute to others.

If you’d like to print them out and share them in a classroom or support group, you’re welcome to! Just message me first.

If you’d like to use them as part of a therapy or coaching practice, please check out my private use license!

Returns & Refunds

I can only offer refunds if you have not downloaded the files. All sales are final but if you have any issues, please let me know!

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Customer Reviews

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Does a great job of categorizing different...

Does a great job of categorizing different areas of control so you can become more self-aware!

I love everything about this shop!! I keep...

I love everything about this shop!! I keep coming back to buy more workbooks. They are easy to use, fun and helpful.

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