Which areas of your wellbeing could you improve?

Wellness is about being in good physical and mental health. There are a number of dimensions of wellness which are all interconnect, so problems in one area will affect the others too. 

Assessing and improving your wellness needs can help prevent future physical and mental health problems by helping you to make healthier choices and habits part of your everyday life. Wellness is not the absence of illness or stress, so you can strive for wellness even when there are challenges in your life. 

Answer the following short questions to discover which areas of your wellbeing you could improve upon. The two highest scoring areas of your wellbeing will be highlighted at the end of the quiz. 

I enjoy spending time outdoors with nature
I walk, cycle or use public transport
I am able to ask for/seek emotional help when I need it, from friends, family or professionals
I feel like I belong to a community or group
I have explored different academic/career options and have made long term plans
My decisions and actions in life reflect my personal morals and ethics
I reduce, recycle and reuse
I see challenges and change as an opportunity for personal growth
I maintain healthy eating patterns (including 5 portions of fresh fruits and vegetables daily)
I do not use or I avoid harmful use of drugs (including tobacco, cannabis, excessive alcohol etc)
I have a good understanding of where I fit into the world
I am developing the necessary skills to achieve my career goals (eg: academic progress, interview skills, CV preparation, applying for courses)
My academic course/future career plans are consistent with my values
I have enough money to manage my basic living needs whilst a student
I budget my spending each week or month
I am accepting of the diversity of others (eg: race, gender, religion, ability, sexual orientation, ethnicity)
I find healthy and effective ways to cope with stress (eg: exercise, relaxation, social support)
I am able to analyse, sythesise and see more than one side of an issue
I exercise for 20-30 minutes at least three times per week
I get an average of 7-9 hours sleep daily
I manage my time effectively and achieve a good balance between university and leisure time
I am aware of the risks to my wellbeing in my environment and make adjustments to my lifestyle accordingly (eg: personal safety, travel health, around the home)
I keep up to date with current affairs, locally, nationally and internationally
I am able to cope with feelings of sadness and worry
I am able to speak freely and comfortably about my personal values and beliefs
I have developed a financial plan for my university career
I believe my life is meaningful and has direction
I maintain a network of supportive friends/family/social contacts
I enjoy attending special lectures, plays, cultural events, musical performances, and visiting museums, galleries and/or libraries

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