A Wellbeing Assessment Tool

Wellbeing is an essential component of excelling in academics and in life. Maintaining your wellbeing requires intentionality, reflection, and a committment to choosing thoughts and behaviors that help you to be at your best. Please complete the following assessment, answering each question honestly (as it is, not as you wish it would be). There is no "right" result, except the one that is most accurate for you. This tool will help you to develop an Individual Plan for Ehnanced Wellbeing that could dramatically enhance your academic as well as life experience. When done, please hit "submit" and then print off your results page and bring it to class. Thank you.

Choose the number that best describes you.

  Very Unhealthy Somewhat Unhealthy Somewhat Healthy Very Healthy
Physical Health 1 2 3 4
Social Health 1 2 3 4
Emotional Health 1 2 3 4
Spiritual Health 1 2 3 4
Intellectual Health 1 2 3 4

After completing the above section, decide which area(s), if any, you think you should work on improving. Now answer the following set of questions regarding each dimension of wellness. Indicate how often you think the statements describe you.

 

Physical Health

Rarely, if Ever Sometimes Most of the Time Always
1. I maintain a desirable weight.
2. I engage in vigorous exercises such as brisk walking.
3. I do exercises designed to strengthen my muscles and joints.
4. I warm up and cool down by stretching before and after vigorous exercise.
5. I feel good about the condition of my body.
6. I get 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
7. My immune system is strong and I am able to avoid most infectious diseases.
8. My body heals itself quickly when I get sick or injured.
9. I have lots of energy and can get through the day without being overly tired.

10. I listen to my body; when there is something wrong, I seek professional advice.

 

Social Health

Rarely, if Ever Sometimes Most of the Time Always
1. When I meet people, I feel good about the impression I make on them.
2. I am open, honest, and get along well with other people.
3. I participate in a wide variety of social activities and enjoy being with people who are different than me.
4. I try to be a "better person" and work on behaviours that have caused problems in my interactions with others.
5. I get along well with the members of my family.
6. I am a good listener.
7. I am open and accessible to a loving and responsible relationship.
8. I have someone I can talk to about my private feelings.
9. I consider the feelings of others and do not act in hurtful or selfish ways.

10. I consider how what I say, might be perceived by others before I speak.

 

Emotional Health

Rarely, if Ever Sometimes Most of the Time Always
1. 1. I find it easy to laugh about things that happen in my life.
2. I avoid using alcohol as a means of helping me forget my problems.
3. I can express my feelings without feeling silly.
4. When I am angry, I try to let others know in non-confrontational and non-hurtful ways.
5. I am a chronic worrier.
6. I recognize when I am stressed and take steps to relax through exercise, quiet time, or other activities.
7. I feel good about myself and believe others like me for who I am.
8. When I am upset, I talk to others and actively try to work through my problems.
9. I am flexible and adapt or adjust to change in a positive way.

10. My friends regard me as a stable, emotionally well-adjusted person.

 

Spiritual Health

Rarely, if Ever Sometimes Most of the Time Always
1. I find it easy to laugh about things that happen in my life.
2. I take time to enjoy nature and the beauty around me.
3. I take time alone to think about what's important in life - who I am, what I value, where I fit in, and where I'm going.
4. I have belief in the importance of things beyond myself.
5. I engage in acts of caring and good will without expecting something in return.
6. I feel sorrow for those who are suffering and try to help them through difficult times.
7. I feel confident that I have touched the lives of others in a positive way.
8. I work for peace in my interpersonal relationships, in my community, and in the world at large.
9. I am content with who I am.

10. I go for the gusto and experience life to the fullest.

 

Intellectual Health

Rarely, if Ever Sometimes Most of the Time Always
1. I tend to act impulsively without thinking about the consequences.
2. I learn from my mistakes and try to act differently the next time.
3. I follow directions or recommended guidelines and act in ways likely to keep others and myself safe.
4. I consider the alternatives before making decisions.
5. I am alert and ready to respond to life's challenges in ways that reflect thought and sound judgment.
6. I tend to let my emotions get the better of me and I act without thinking.
7. I actively try to learn all I reasonably can about an issue before making decisions.
8. I manage my time well, rather than time managing me.
9. My friends and family trust my judgment.

10. I think about my self-talk (the things I tell myself) and then examine the real evidence for my perceptions and feelings.


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