How Spiritually Fit Are You?

Many of us recognize the importance of well-being, but it is easy to get caught up in our busy schedules to the neglect of some of our needs. Find out your level of well-being by rating each of the following dimensions. Answer the following set of questions regarding each dimension of wellness. Indicate how often you think the statements describe you.

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

Social Well-Being
Question Rarely, if ever Sometimes Most of the Time Always
When I meet people, I feel good about the impression I make on them
I am open, honest, and get along well with others.
I participate in a wide variety of social activities and enjoy being with people who are different than me.
I try to be a better person and work on behaviors that have caused problems in my interactions with others.
I get along well with the members of my family.
I am a good listener.
I am open and accessible to a loving and responsible relationship.
I have someone I can talk to about my private feelings
I consider the feelings of others and do not act in hurtful or selfish ways.
I consider how what I say, might be perceived by others before I speak.

Emotional Well-Being
Question Rarely, if ever Sometimes Most of the Time Always
I find it easy to laugh about things that happen in my life
I avoid using alcohol as a means of helping me forget my problems.
I can express my feelings without feeling silly.
When I am angry, I try to let others know in non-confrontational and non-hurtful ways.
I am a chronic worrier
I recognize when I am stressed and take steps to relax through exercise, quiet time or other activities.
I feel good about myself and believe others like me for who I am.
When I am upset, I talk to others and actively try to work through my problems.
I am flexible and adapt or adjust to change in a positive way.
My friends regard me as a stable, emotionally well-adjusted person.

Spiritual Well-Being
Question Rarely, if ever Sometimes Most of the Time Always
I believe life is a precious gift that should be nurtured
I take the time to enjoy nature and the beauty around me.
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.
I have belief in the importance of things beyond myself.
I engage in acts of caring and good will without expecting something in return.
I feel sorrow for those who are suffering and try to help them through difficult times.
I feel confident that I have touched the lives of others in a positive way.
I work for peace in my interpersonal relationships, in my community, and in the world at large.
I am content with who I am.
I go for the gusto and experience life to the fullest.

Mental Well-Being
Question Rarely, if ever Sometimes Most of the Time Always
I tend to act impulsively without thinking about the consequences
I learn from my mistakes and try to act differently the next time.
I follow directions or recommended guidelines and act in ways likely to keep others and myself safe.
I consider the alternatives before making decisions.
I am alert and ready to respond to life's challenges in ways that reflect thought and sound judgment.
I tend to let my emotions get the better of me and I act without thinking.
I actively try to learn all I reasonably can about an issue before making decisions.
I manage my time well, rather than time managing me.
My friends and family trust my judgment.
I think about my self-talk (the things I tell myself) and then examine the real evidence for my perceptions and feelings.