Self-care is more than a buzzword in the mental health community: it’s a way of life.
Taking care of yourself will help you become more physically, emotionally, and spiritually well. It may even inspire others to do the same, helping them show up more authentically and cope with daily stressors in a healthier way.
By building a lifestyle of wellness, self-care practices will be a gift to you and others around you, creating a ripple effect that positively influences our collective mental health as a society.
If self-care is a priority for you, it might be time to create a self-care quiz.
With a quiz, you’ll have an automated yet personality-infused tool you can use to help your audience better understand what self-care could look like for them. That way, they can create healthier habits and coping strategies.
A self-care quiz can also help you make an impact in someone’s life by teaching them how to love and care for themselves, no matter the circumstances they find themselves in.
You’ll also be able to:
- Generate more leads for your business
- Qualify leads so you know who you want to work with (and who you don’t)
- Grow your email list without additional manual work
- Build a marketing funnel that is more fun and enjoyable
- Create a stronger relationship with your audience
- Help your audience feel heard, known, and understood
- Build trust as a self-care expert
The possibilities are endless with a self-care quiz.
If you aren’t sure where to begin, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered! I’ll walk you step-by-step through the quiz-building process, so you know exactly how to build a self-care quiz from start to finish.
Or you could jump to the section you’re most interested in:
- Why focus your quiz on self-care?
- 5 key areas of self-care in everyday life
- How to create your self-care quiz
- 30 self-care quiz questions to ask
Let’s get started!
Why focus your quiz on self-care?
While self-care is not necessarily a new topic, it’s become far more mainstream since the 2016 election. The term was Googled almost twice as often in the years that followed compared to previous years.
Instagram, too, has helped in making self-care more desirable than ever before. Today, there are over 15 million Instagram posts tagged with #selfcare, and the number continues to grow.
Self-care has its roots in the medical field; psychologists coined the term in the 1950s to describe activities one might do to nurture a stronger sense of self. Our culture has adopted self-love practices in the process, which goes hand-in-hand with self-care.
Worldwide influencers like Brene Brown, Lalah Delia, Gala Darling, and Alexandra Elle teach the importance of self-care in our daily lives. They remind us that while self-care may not always feel easy, it’s a practice worth cultivating.
5 key areas of self-care in everyday life
The influencers we mentioned above, along with many other teachers, usually focus on the five core areas of self-care: mental health, emotional health, spiritual health, social health, and physical health.
The importance of each area is dependent on an individual’s unique needs. You may be more equipped to help people with one area more than another, so keep reading to discover where your advice may be best suited.
Mental health must be treated with special care because the way you think and make decisions will greatly influence your wellbeing. It’s important to keep your mind sharp and protect your mental energy. Mental health–related activities can include reading an interesting book, completing a puzzle, or learning a new skill.
Emotional health cannot be overlooked. When uncomfortable emotions emerge—like anger, disappointment, sadness, or anxiety—it’s best to tap into healthy coping mechanisms that you’ve already cultivated. Setting aside time to process your emotions will benefit your overall wellbeing. These practices can include mindfulness, meditation, or stream-of-consciousness journaling.
Spiritual health is more important for some than others. Nurturing your spirit doesn’t necessarily need to include religion, but it can. When you create a self-care quiz, it’s good to be mindful of how your own spirituality influences your self-care while being respectful of others’ beliefs. Spiritual health–related activities can include prayer, fasting, or meditation.
Social health needs to be included in the self-care conversation. You won’t be able to grow as an individual without making time for connecting with others on a deeper level. This can include long walks with a friend, spending quality time with your romantic partner, or scheduling a phone call with your business bestie.
Physical health may seem like a no-brainer to add to the list. For your body to run efficiently and sustainably, you need to take care of it. This can include yoga, stretching movements, and eating high-vibration foods.
As you read through this list, there might be a specific area that feels like it’s more in your wheelhouse than another. That’s a great place to start!
You don’t need to position yourself as an expert in all five of these areas. Instead, lean into the subjects you’re most interested in and that your quiz-takers will benefit from.
Remember, your quiz is meant to be a self-discovery tool for your audience. Everything you create in your quiz should be used to serve them as you share what you know about self-care.
Are you convinced that self-care is the right topic for your quiz? We thought so! Let’s keep exploring these ideas so you can build your own self-care quiz.
How to create your self-care quiz
Your quiz doesn’t have to take months or even weeks to create. You have self-care activities of your own to get back to! By following these simple and streamlined tips, you’ll make an impactful interactive quiz in no time.
I’ll illustrate how this works with an example. If you haven’t signed up for an Interact account, this is a good time to do so! That way, you can build your quiz as you follow the five easy steps below.
Keep reading or jump ahead:
- Decide on a quiz topic and title
- Write your quiz results
- Make a list of quiz questions and answers
- Write a follow-up email sequence
- Design and launch your self-care quiz
Decide on a quiz topic and title
As you’ve been reading this article, you may have a few quiz topics and ideas in mind. That will give you a great place to start.
The first step is to narrow down your list of ideas to your favorite topic. It’s best if your topic relates to the specific area of self-care your audience cares about and is something you love to teach. That’s your sweet spot.
If you’re still having trouble, take a look at some of our quiz templates. These quizzes have already been built for you, so all you need to do is customize the quiz to fit your needs. It can sometimes be easier than starting from scratch!
You can begin by looking at The Essential Self-Care Quiz template or viewing 30+ other ideas in our Lifestyle Quizzes collection.
Next it’s time to create a quiz title. Your title should introduce the main objective of your quiz. We recommend writing your quiz title as a question so it entices your audience to take the quiz in order to answer it.
Here are a few quiz title formulas you can use:
- What Is Your Self-Care Style?
- Which Self-Care Practice Fits You Best?
- What Is Your Ideal Self-Care Practice?
- What Is Your Self-Care Archetype?
- What Self-Care Practice Are You Missing?
- How Much Do You Know About Self-Care?
If you want to change the topic slightly to fit your unique idea, feel free to do so. It might look something like this when you put it into Interact’s quiz builder:
As you can see, it’s best to keep your title short and use the small description underneath your quiz cover photo to explain what the quiz is. We have thousands of stock photos to choose from for your cover photo, but you can also upload your own graphics or photos. After you input the rest of this content, you’ll be ready for the next step.
Recommended Reading: 50 Quiz Ideas and Titles for Every Industry
Write your quiz results
This is what we like to call the “bread and butter” of your quiz, because it provides the main substance of your quiz funnel. Without interesting and accurate quiz results, your audience will come to the end of your quiz and feel confused.
While we recommend choosing three to five result types, you have complete creative freedom over how you write them. You want to exceed your audience’s expectations with each quiz result description.
When writing your quiz results, remember that they should be:
Nobody wants to take a quiz and receive results that sound like everyone else’s. It’s important to be specific, but not so specific that your audience doesn’t resonate with the information. You’ll want a fine balance between the two.
Also, make sure your results feel uplifting and put a positive spin on any weaknesses or problems the quiz-taker may be facing. People want to walk away from your quiz feeling inspired and motivated to make changes to their self-care routine, not discouraged from even trying if they aren’t where they ought to be right now.
You can also add a dash of humor (but don’t force it!) when writing your personality-infused descriptions, as long as it fits your brand voice. Own your natural voice and find ways to weave more valuable information into your quiz results.
We have templates and more tips on writing your quiz results here, but the main idea is to write quiz result descriptions that take each person’s goals, motivations, unique characteristics, and struggles into account. That way, you can provide quiz-takers with personalized self-care advice to help them on their journey.
In our quiz example, you’ll notice that the description hits on all of these points while incorporating more of the quiz-taker’s personality into the results. Someone will read this and know exactly why they should care about their result—in this case, why they should incorporate journaling into their self-care routine.
It also includes a call-to-action (CTA) at the end of the description that invites quiz-takers to check their inbox for more advice. We’ll talk about the importance of writing follow-up emails in a bit, but let’s keep moving through these steps.
Recommended Reading: How to Create Customer Personas for Your Quiz
Make a list of quiz questions and answers
Now that you have your quiz result types in mind, the next step is to fill your quiz with interesting and insightful questions. This is your opportunity to learn more about your audience and guide them through the rest of your quiz.
We recommend including seven to ten quiz questions, which will provide enough information to give quiz-takers an accurate result without overwhelming them. By using this best practice, you’ll be setting up your quiz for success.
Use a mix of quiz questions that are related to self-care and a few that are just for fun. At least, that’s what influencer and seven-figure quiz creator Jenna Kutcher recommends doing.
This means that most of your questions will tie into your quiz result types, while the others can be used for entertainment purposes or even to gather additional data. We’ll show you how this is done with our quiz example.
Let’s say we want to create a quiz question that is packed with personality but includes answers that tie in with each specific quiz result. Partly inspired by a question found in our 50 Quiz Questions You Should Be Using roundup, this is what one of your questions could look like inside Interact:
By asking the quiz-taker about their self-care kryptonite, you’ll get to the heart of why someone isn’t making time to care for themselves. This is an important insight for them to have before they incorporate more self-care practices into their lives.
This question has three answers because they correlate with our three fictional result types: Journaling & Self-Reflection, Prayer & Meditation, and Rest & Relaxation. If you’ve been struggling to write answers to your questions, thinking about what will resonate most with each of your quiz results (and quiz-takers!) is the best way to write them.
Inside Interact, you can easily connect the corresponding answer with its result type so everything stays automated. It will look a little something like this in the backend:
What if you want to include even more answer options to correlate with your quiz result types? You can do this inside our Interact quiz builder with a few clicks. If you wanted each answer option to, say, correlate with two results, this is what it could look like:
Get creative with your questions and answers! There are so many ways to customize your quiz logic to fit your needs, but if this is your first quiz, take this as your permission slip to keep it simple. Most self-care quizzes will include one answer option for each quiz result type, so this is a great place to start.
When the questions are tailored to your audience, going through your quiz will feel like a breeze and their results will feel that much more delightful.
Recommended Reading: Exactly How to Write Quiz Questions and Answers From Scratch
Write a follow-up email sequence
Writing an email sequence is generally considered an optional step in the self-care quiz process, but we highly recommend it. You don’t want someone to take your quiz, only to get their results and hear crickets afterward. This is your chance to nurture the relationship you’re building with each quiz-taker for the long term!
Interact is a great tool to help you build, grow, and nurture your email list. What better way to do that than by following up with an email sequence that encourages them to take the next step?
Did you know 82% of businesses are currently using email marketing to grow their business? It’s been said that for every dollar spent, email marketing generates $38 on average. The impact of email list building is substantial, so it’s best to fit it into your quiz marketing strategy.
Writing a follow-up email sequence doesn’t have to be difficult or overwhelming. By following our easy formula from this in-depth guide, you’ll be able to write your emails in no time!
Here’s how it breaks down:
- Email 1: Personally welcome your audience and reiterate their quiz results
- Email 2: Offer tips that help your audience understand what to do with their results
- Email 3: Share a case study or personal story that fits with the unique quiz results
- Email 4: Create a light sales pitch or direct subscribers to the next CTA
Then it’s time to upload this content to your email service provider of choice. Interact integrates with most tools—like ConvertKit, Mailchimp, Drip, and more—so you’re in luck! You can view our full list of integrations if you want to explore further.
Once everything is set up with your email service provider, connect the personalized email sequences to each corresponding result. Your subscriber will immediately receive customized emails that speak to who they are, what they care about, and how self-care can impact them.
Email marketing is essential to creating a delightful and well-rounded quiz experience. Otherwise, your quiz is a simple, one-dimensional tool. By turning your quiz-takers into email subscribers, you can connect with them well beyond your quiz. That’s why we recommend using quizzes as a lead magnet for your email list.
With your email sequence in place, it’s nearly time to launch your quiz!
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Design and launch your self-care quiz
The last step in launching your self-care quiz is ensuring your quiz design is on-brand. If you haven’t chosen brand colors and fonts yet, this is a great opportunity for you to do so!
You can always change these branding elements over time, but it’s important for your quiz to look like it fits with your website, landing pages, and marketing materials to create a memorable quiz experience.
The best way to illustrate what this looks like is to show you a few real quiz examples from brands who have done a fantastic job of incorporating their brand design into their quizzes.
Kylie Duncan, an intuitive wellness coach, created a What’s Your Eating Style? quiz to help her audience better understand how eating habits can impact their self-care. You’ll notice when visiting her website that the background color of her site matches the CTA button color of the quiz. This is done intentionally so her quiz is completely on-brand.
Another example comes from Melissa Morgener, who uses her website and blog to teach other women how to create healthier habits with essential oils (which have become somewhat of a self-care staple recently).
By promoting her healthy habit personality quiz front-and-center on her website, she’s able to attract more quiz-takers. Notice that the fonts, colors, and photos all match, from her homepage to her main quiz page. This immediately tells her audience that they’re in the right place because of her brand’s consistency.
Take a moment to think about how you might want to weave your brand colors, fonts, photos, graphics, illustrations, logos, and any other branding elements into your quiz. There are many options, so no matter what you choose, you’ll end up with a quiz that really stands out.
Once you’ve successfully designed your self-care quiz and put the finishing touches on it, you’ll be ready to publish your quiz and embed it on your website for everyone to enjoy. Oh, and don’t forget to promote it on social media!
Recommended Reading: Your Complete Guide to Quiz Design
30 self-care quiz questions to ask
Looking for self-care questions to kickstart your inspiration as you create your own quiz? You’re in luck! We have dozens of sample questions that you can use in your self-care quiz.
Keep in mind that many self-care experts say a person’s wellbeing is connected to the state of their mind, body, and soul. This is primarily why we’ve created a comprehensive list of self-care quiz questions to focus on the five core areas we mentioned previously: emotional health, spiritual health, mental health, physical health, and social health.
Mental health quiz questions
Your mental health isn’t something that can be improved overnight but rather by taking small steps toward a brighter and healthier future. If you are a coach, therapist, or educator, including questions on mental health will give you a better understanding of each quiz-taker’s mental health.
You may also see common trends emerge when looking into the data collected through your self-care quiz. This can be used to create even better content through your emails, blog articles, podcast episodes, video shows, social media posts, and more.
Here are a few mental health quiz questions to help you get started.
What activity helps your mental health feel like it’s back on track?
- Meditation helps me to stay in the moment.
- Completing a puzzle or crossword to keep my mind sharp
- Journaling so I can understand what’s keeping me from where I want to be
- Sleep because I can finally relax my mind and muscles
After a long day of work, you want to…
- Unwind in a bubble bath
- Go for a walk outside
- Relax by binging your favorite TV show
- Catch up with my closest friend
You deeply desire your mental health to feel…
Does your lifestyle currently support your mental health?
- Yes—I feel like I have a good handle on how to cope with daily stressors.
- I’m getting better, but I still have a lot of progress I’d like to make.
- Like most people, I have good and bad days.
- I haven’t given it much thought.
How do you view yourself?
- I feel capable, brave, and ready to take on most challenges that come my way.
- I feel like I can show up fully as myself until something unexpected happens.
- I rarely show up as my authentic self because I’m afraid of what others may think.
- I fall into patterns of self-loathing, but I’m trying to build myself back up again.
How do you check in with yourself and assess your mental health?
- By answering a list of questions in my mind every so often
- By journaling my unedited thoughts throughout the day
- By tracking my thought patterns and the tasks I complete
- I don’t have a regular practice of doing this, but I’d like to.
Emotional health quiz questions
Your mental health encompasses what you think and how you view yourself, whereas your emotional health has more to do with how you feel. Learning how to regulate your emotions and process how you’re feeling is an incredibly helpful skill to learn, but it’s easier said than done. It takes time, dedication, and lots of practice, but it’s worth it.
Coaches, therapists, and self-care experts will be uniquely equipped to handle these kinds of emotional health questions with care. However, if you are in another industry and find yourself gravitating toward creating a quiz around emotional health, follow your intuition. There’s freedom in this quiz type.
Here are a few emotional health quiz questions to help you get started.
Which book title resonates with you the most?
- Stop Living on Autopilot by Antonio Neves
- The Power of Writing It Down by Allison Fallon
- Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess by Dr. Caroline Leaf
- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb
How do you currently process your emotions?
- I examine them and try to understand their root cause.
- I try to unpeel the deeper layers but often feel overwhelmed.
- I haven’t come close to mastering this process yet.
- I try to pretend like my emotions don’t exist.
You recently learned that a friend has been talking about you behind your back. How do you respond?
- I shut down and try to numb myself from feeling betrayed.
- I don’t believe the person who told me. My friend wouldn’t say anything to hurt me.
- I plan to confront my friend in person, so they are aware that I know.
- I set up a time with my friend to talk it out so I can understand the real story.
Complete this sentence: My emotions are…
- Complex and larger-than-life
- Elusive and hard to understand
- Temporary and nothing to worry about
- Insignificant and pointless
What makes you feel emotionally charged?
- Processing my past experiences
- Trying to plan for the future
- Accepting the uncertainty of the present
- All of the above
What do you ache to hear when you are feeling depressed or anxious?
- You are seen and heard.
- You are known and understood.
- You are more than enough.
- You are right where you need to be.
Spiritual health quiz questions
In addition to your emotional and mental health, your spiritual health can also impact your wellbeing. Spirituality is generally considered more of a private decision as there are some people in your audience who may share your beliefs and others who will not. It doesn’t mean you have to skirt around this topic, but rather, be understanding of other people’s beliefs.
Some people consider themselves religious while others consider themselves spiritual. Some may not have a set of spiritual beliefs at all. While spiritual health can play a role in your wellbeing, it’s not the only area of self-care you can explore. It’s best to make a conscious choice of whether or not you want to add this messaging to your self-care quiz and how you want to do so.
Life coaches, spiritual teachers, religious organizations, energy healers, and many other bloggers and course creators may want to use spiritual health questions in their quiz. Be aware of how you want to respectfully approach this topic if you hope to incorporate it.
Here are a few spiritual health quiz questions you can start with.
What gives you a sense of deeper meaning?
- When I read a book with ideas that resonate with me.
- When I hear the still, small voice inside of me speak.
- When I sit in nature while taking in the sights and sounds.
- When I hear someone tell an impactful story.
When you feel anxious, what do you normally turn to?
- TV to drown out the noise in my head
- Prayer to reconnect with God or another higher power
- Journaling to reconnect with myself
- Meditation to slow down my heart rate and thoughts
What spiritual activities do you engage in regularly?
- Attending religious services
- Singing worship music or hymns
- All of the above
- None of the above
How would you describe your current spiritual journey?
- Spirituality is one of my highest priorities.
- I’m intrigued by spirituality, but I’m still exploring.
- I used to be religious, but I no longer have the same beliefs.
- Spirituality isn’t a core part of my life for personal reasons.
Whose voices do you trust in?
- My close friends
- My family
- God or a higher power
- My own inner voice
When I think about spirituality, I feel:
- Deeply connected and grounded
- Hopeful and inspired
- Wavering and unsure
- Indifferent and avoidant
Social health quiz questions
While much of our conversation has been around an individual’s health, we can’t forget about the impact of social health. A sense of belonging isn’t just something we desire: it’s a basic need we have as humans. To continue toward ultimate wellness, we need to be surrounded by people who are positive influences on our journey.
If you are a membership community creator, host of a networking group, or event professional, these quiz questions might be a great fit for you. It could also be a fit for educators who like to teach about community, friendship, and even leadership in the workplace. Since we all need human connection to survive and thrive, these questions will help you understand how your audience’s current social health is helping them or holding them back.
Here are a few social health quiz questions you can start with.
Which best describes your current circle of friends?
- I honestly have too many friends to count these days.
- I have a couple of close friends and a few others from different circles.
- I have a tight-knit group of friends who all know each other.
- I have one or two best friends with whom I spend most of my time.
What are you most likely to do with your friends?
- Host a watching party with our favorite films and snacks
- Go on an adventure, complete with camping and hiking
- Have a deep conversation over coffee
- Dress up for a night on the town with cocktails and good music
At a dinner party, someone said something you disagree with. What do you say?
- Nothing—I don’t want to ruin the good vibes of the party.
- I’ll consider saying something, but only if we’re in a small group.
- I’ll politely keep my opinions to myself, but I’ll think about it on the way home.
- I’ll find an opening to respectfully share my thoughts with the group.
How often do you communicate with your friends?
- I have a bad habit of leaving my text messages unread.
- I usually respond to messages rather than start conversations.
- I like to start conversations on my own whenever I think about the other person.
- I stay in nearly constant contact with my closest friends.
What social settings do you feel most comfortable in?
- Large groups—I tend to be the life of the party
- Medium-sized groups, so I don’t get lost in the mix
- Smaller groups of ten people where I already know everyone
- In one-on-one conversations where I can give all of my energy to one person
What love language would you like to see more from your friends?
- Words of affirmation, like writing a handwritten letter
- Quality time, like planning a weekend vacation for the two of you
- Acts of service, like helping you when you’re sick
- Physical touch, like hugs and warm embraces
- Gifts, like surprising you with something that reminded them of you
Physical health quiz questions
Lastly, your mind and soul don’t exist without a body. In some spiritual faiths, your body is considered a vessel for your soul, allowing you to connect with others and the world around you when it’s running at peak health.
Your physical health can be greatly affected by obvious habits, like poor eating or having little to no exercise, but we can’t forget about the physical effects of anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. Self-care is not meant to be a cure in itself, per se, but it can help you manage symptoms so your body’s health improves over time.
Fitness instructors, nutritionists, yogis, bloggers, coaches, and any other professionals who want to teach others how to treat their body well can benefit from asking these physical health questions. They can either be added to a general self-care quiz or used in a health-related quiz.
Here are a few physical health quiz questions you can start with.
Which athlete do you connect most with?
- Michael Jordan for his dedication to perfecting his craft
- Serena Williams for her individuality and what she stands for
- Shaun White for his willingness to try new things and experiment
- Simone Biles for her artistry and creativity
How would you rate your quality of sleep?
- 0-2: I’m lucky if I can sleep through the night.
- 3-5: My sleep is improving, but I’m not getting enough.
- 6-8: I get enough sleep, but I still feel like I need a nap.
- 9-10: Sleep is one of my highest priorities.
What song is most likely to be on your playlist based on your workout style?
- Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
- Level Up by Ciara
- Till I Collapse by Eminem
- Push It by Salt-N-Pepa
What kind of late-night snack do you normally grab?
- Something sweet, like chocolate or ice cream
- Something salty, like popcorn or chips
- Something healthy, like veggies and hummus
- I’m not usually hungry at night
How do you usually feel when you wake up in the morning?
- Bursting with energy and excited about the day ahead
- A little tired, but I have enough energy to get out of bed quickly
- Completely exhausted, as if I didn’t get any sleep the night before
- I have to convince myself to get out of bed most mornings.
Make your own self-care quiz
All that’s left is to create your own quiz! I’m certain that your self-care theme is going to deeply resonate with your audience and that you’ll make an impact with the knowledge you share.
To recap what you’ve learned, these are the five crucial steps in creating a quiz:
- Decide on a quiz topic and title
- Write your quiz results
- Make a list of quiz questions and answers
- Write a follow-up email sequence
- Design and launch your self-care quiz