Personal Wellness Assessment

Take a moment to assess your own health and wellbeing based on the following four dimensions of wellness. What do you need to work on to create a holistic, healthy, and balanced lifestyle?

* 1. Rate yourself on the following 4 dimensions of wellness by choosing the number that best describes you.

   (1)
Very Unhealthy
(2)
Somewhat Unhealthy
(3)
Somewhat Healthy
(4)
Very Healthy
Emotional Wellness
Spiritual Wellness
Social Wellness
Physical Wellness

* 2. Emotional Wellness - Indicate how often you think the following statements describe you.

  (1)
Rarely, if ever
(2)
Sometimes
(3)
Most of the time
(4)
Always
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 focus on the present and don't worry or tend to be suspicious of others.
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.

* 3. Spiritual Wellness - Indicate how often you think the following statements describe you.

  (1)
Rarely, if ever
(2)
Sometimes
(3)
Most of the time
(4)
Always
1. I believe life is a precious gift that should be nurtured.
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 faith in a greater power, be it a God-like force.
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.

* 4. Social Wellness - Indicate how often you think the following statements describe you.

  (1)
Rarely, if ever
(2)
Sometimes
(3)
Most of the time
(4)
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 behaviors 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.

* 5. Physical Wellness - Indicate how often you think the following statements describe you.

  (1)
Rarely, if ever
(2)
Sometimes
(3)
Most of the time
(4)
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.
Now, total your scores in each of the dimensions and compare it to the ideal score. Which areas do you need to work on? How does your score compare with how you rated yourself in the first part of the questionnaire?
 
IDEAL SCORE                                       YOUR SCORE?

Emotional Wellness = 40
Spiritual Wellness = 40
Social Wellness = 40
Physical Wellness = 40

What Your Score Means

Scores of 35-40: Outstanding! Your answers show that you are aware of the importance of this area to your overall wellness. More importantly, you put your knowledge to work for you by practicing good health habits. As long as you continue to do so, this area should not pose a serious health risk. It’s likely that you are setting an example for your family and friends to follow. Although you received a very high score on this part of the test, you may want to consider other areas where your scores could be improved.

Scores of 30-35: Your health practices in this area are good, but there is room for improvement. Look again at the items you answered that scored one or two points. What changes could you make to improve your score? Even a small change in behavior can often help you achieve better health.

Scores of 20-30: Your health risks are showing! Would you like more information about the risks you are facing and why it is important for you to change these behaviors? Perhaps you need help in deciding how to make the changes you desire. Help is available. Schedule an appointment with a health coach for a personal and confidential health coaching session.

Scores below 20: You may be taking serious and unnecessary risks with your health. Perhaps you are not aware of the risks and what to do about them.

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