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

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