The ESSENTIAL SELF-CARE Quiz
How good are you to yourself? Do you need to spend more time and energy on self-care?
I take time for myself every day even if it’s only 15 minutes.
1 / 17
I drink adequate amounts of water each day
2 / 17
I get more than 6 hours of sleep each night
3 / 17
I consume at least 5 serves of fruit and veg a day
4 / 17
I get together with friends at least once a month
5 / 17
I laugh daily
6 / 17
When I feel exhausted or unwell I give myself time out and allow myself to do less
7 / 17
I have a relaxing bedtime routine
8 / 17
I get regular light exercise several times a week
9 / 17
I make an effort to disconnect sometimes and turn off my phone/tv/computer
10 / 17
Talked honestly and openly to a loved one in the last month
11 / 17
In the past month, enjoyed a meal without any distractions
12 / 17
I spend time outdoors every week
13 / 17
I say “No” to myself and others when I need to
14 / 17
I make time to do the things that I Love
15 / 17
I forgive myself for any mistakes I make and let go of past resentments towards others
16 / 17
I focus on the positive about myself
17 / 17
You scored a 0
Putting yourself at the bottom of the list..
From your answers it doesn't seem like you putting yourself low down on list of priorities in your life. Its understandable, we all have busy lives with partners, children, pets, households, finances, jobs to contend with. But if you don't put your needs first sometimes and practice self-care it will affect both your physical and mental wellbeing.
Remember self-care isn't really about bubble baths and getting your nails done, its about looking after ourselves, drinking enough water, sleeping well, having some "me" time.
You scored a 6
You are managing to put your needs first to some extent which is really good, but ideally if you can you need to try and look after the whole of your needs.
Often sleep, adequate hydration and exercise are the things that tend to get neglected, possibly because they seem more like work and the benefits aren't as instant as say meeting up with friends.
These are just as important though, and more so for your physical health as well as mental health.
You scored a 12
Well done! It sounds like you are doing well to put self-care high in your list of priorities and I am sure you will or are feeling better, calmer, more energised because of it! Keep up the great work!