There are many factors that can influence your health and well-being.
Take this quiz from Simon Fraser University to get some insight.
Take The Wellness Quiz!
I stumbled across this quiz while researching personal wellness. I feel like a hot mess lately.
I average 4-5 hours of sleep a night (as does my husband), I’m skipping meals, and I’m trying to manage my own self-imposed expectations. I want to do everything and be everything. I end up getting burned out.
The kids have regular naps. They eat healthy meals and snacks. They sleep 10+ hours a night. I am creating energized little characters who are ready to go. I clearly need to keep up.
So I’ve started to use “wellness circles” in my notebook. Inspired by the bullet journals of My Blue Sky Design on Instagram, I’ve decided to track my behaviours and goals through circle graphics. Each circle acts like a calendar where I can put a checkmark on the dates I’ve accomplished my goal. It’s funny how something so simple can actually keep a person accountable.
For September, I’ve decided to focus on four areas to improve my wellness:
- Lights out at 10:30 p.m.
- Eat a piece of fruit / vegetables every day.
- Only go on social 3x a day
Once I start making these goals into regular habits, I will slowly bring in others each month. If you decide to give it a try, let me know how it goes!
Update: These circles did not work for me, nor did these goals. I just went back to what I usually do, and was frustrated with myself. I found myself back in the loop of setting personal wellness goals without doing the work of getting at the root. Hence, why The Search for Self is so important.