Hello Everyone. Have you been enjoying the delights of autumn? I hope so. My topic this month might sound preachy, but my posts are as much for me as they are for others. I could stand to be more proactive at times. Wellness is a continuum, and something to constantly work on.
I do that sometimes – 1 point
I do that all of the time – 2 points
If interested, get out a piece of paper, and number it from 1-25. Here we go!
*_____2. When I want to improve in some area of my personality, (such as trying to gossip less, or trying to not stretch the truth), I make a conscious effort to keep myself in check.
*_____3. I am optimistic about myself and life in general.
*_____4. I try to develop good habits and get rid of bad habits.
*_____5. I accept compliments that I am given, and also take the opportunity to give others sincere compliments.
*_____6. I make sure to discuss things that concern me, either with a friend, a professional, or by writing in a journal.
*_____7. I try not to worry or perseverate about things, telling myself it doesn't do much good anyway- tomorrow is a new day.
*_____8. I have a hobby or activity in my life that I am passionate about.
*_____9. I keep my temper under control.
*_____10. If I have a prescription, I make sure I never let it run out, before ordering a refill.
*_____11. If I say I want to work out more, then I make sure it happens.
*_____12. I exercise moderation in my eating habits, making sure I have a healthy diet 90% of the time.
*_____13. I follow seat belt, helmet, and life jacket, and driving rules.
*_____14. I am proactive about trying to get enough sleep every night.
*_____15. I use alcohol in moderation.
*_____16. I seek medical treatment as soon as I notice that something isn't quite right.
*_____17. I wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, on exposed areas, daily.
*_____18. I keep up with all of the 'tests' that are suggested for someone my age. (Examples: colonoscopy, pap smear, prostate check, blood tests, skin checks, etc.)
Social and Ethical Maturity:
*_____19. I keep in touch with those I love on a regular basis.
*_____20. If I have a problem with a family member or friend, I try to resolve that problem.
*_____21. I do not judge people by their looks, or their status in life.
*_____22. I look for opportunities to help those less fortunate than myself.
*_____23. I look people in the eye and smile frequently.
*_____24. I try to read regularly, or work on other activities that stimulate my brain.
*_____25. I look for opportunities to use my creativity.
Here's what your score might mean:
Total of 45-50 points = "Ms. or Mr. Proactive!!!"
Total of 40-44 points = You might need to pay a little more attention to your health.
Total of 35-39 points = Maybe you need a push in the right direction.
Less than 35 points = Put 911 on speed dial. You might need it.
Have you ever noticed that the word HEAL is in the word HEALTH? Enough said. I hope you found the survey worth your time.
Take good care,