How Well Do You Take Care of Yourself? (QUIZ)

[ 0 ] September 20, 2011 |

This test will help you rate yourself in the self-care department. Choose the option that most corresponds to truthfulness of the statement for your life, at this time.

Strongly Disagree Disagree Neither Agree
or Disagree
Somewhat Agree Strongly Agree
1. I have full awareness of my whole
body most of the time.
1 2 3 4 5
2. I have a good energy resource, able
to work and play easily.
1 2 3 4 5
3. I feel secure and confident
in my place in the world.
1 2 3 4 5
4. I feel a strong support
system around me.
1 2 3 4 5
5. I express my feelings easily. 1 2 3 4 5
6. I base what I want and need
on how I am feeling..
1 2 3 4 5
7. I know how to focus inside my body
to get to my emotions in any given
situation.
1 2 3 4 5
8. People tell me it is easy for
them to understand me.
1 2 3 4 5
9. I am able to change behavior
when I want to.
1 2 3 4 5
10. I know what my needs are and
how to prioritize them.
1 2 3 4 5
11. I recall having several alternatives
I can take in difficult situations.
1 2 3 4 5
12. I understand the relationship of
my experiences to what those
experiences symbolize to me.
1 2 3 4 5
13. I experience a good balance of
empathy for others and getting
my own needs met.
1 2 3 4 5
14. I feel connected to others even in
the face of challenges or trauma.
1 2 3 4 5
15. I know when someone is listening
politely to me as opposed to
really listening to me.
1 2 3 4 5
16. The more I share about myself with
others the more I learn about myself
and others.
1 2 3 4 5
17. I have a relaxed, nonjudgmental
attitude towards myself.
1 2 3 4 5
18. I know when I am confused and have
effective tools to use to organize my
thoughts.
1 2 3 4 5
19. It is easy for me to speak clearly,
confidently and authentically about
myself..
1 2 3 4 5
20. I take time to be quiet so that I
can listen to myself.
1 2 3 4 5
21. . I know how to put aside some of my
needs and demands in the interest of
others and still get my needs met.
1 2 3 4 5
22. . I feel compassion for others’ pain
and attempt to help or comfort them.
1 2 3 4 5
23. I am skilled at balancing
caring for others and caring for myself.
1 2 3 4 5
24. . My work goals are directly
connected to my personal values.
1 2 3 4 5
25. . I express my individuality as a way
of sharing myself with others.
1 2 3 4 5
26. . I am involved with at least one group
whose activities and values are
compatible with important aspects
of me.
1 2 3 4 5
27. . I am aware that who I am and what
I do has social value and I feel that
I belong.
1 2 3 4 5
28. I have a strong feeling of
belonging in the world.
1 2 3 4 5
29. It’s difficult for me to stick to my
healthy resolutions.
1 2 3 4 5
30. I’m good at matching how I’m
feeling with what I say.
1 2 3 4 5

How to Interpret This Test

To calculate your score, total the numbers corresponding to your responses.

  • A score of 119-150 suggests that you are well into your self-healing process. Keep up the good work.
  • A score of 89-120 suggests you have been applying yourself and learning more about what you need to do to take care of yourself.
  • A score of 59-90 suggests a moderate level of healing change.
  • A score of 31-60 or below suggests a beginning level.
  • A score of less than 30 indicates you may be having some difficulty with clarity and focus.

It is written so that it’s easy to keep in mind the areas you want to improve. Be easy on yourself, no judging. Everyone can learn how to apply self-care. This quiz will give you new ideas about taking care of yourself.

How did you score? Were you surprised?

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Taking care of yourself today can be a daunting task. You have a lot of pressure to get everything done. Sometimes just doing the right thing for your self-care gets shoved to the back of your mind.

The Natural Healing quiz is designed to help you reconnect with your Self – the inner you that knows you want a deep continuous connection with well-being. You have the ability to access unconscious parts of yourself, including those parts that keep you unsettled or prevent you from being in your healthiest state. It can take courage to look more deeply into the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual manifestations of pain, depression, or illness.

A healthy person is a person who has woven a continuous and enhanced capacity to learn, adapt, and change. Natural Healing Self-Assessment is a wonderful tool to find out how you rate yourself in the self-care department and get on the road to better health. It is written so that it’s easy to keep in mind the areas you want to improve in your life.

Excerpted from Natural Healing: Dimensions of a Healing Relationship

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