How Well RU?
Want a quick assessment of your wellness strengths? Need to know
where your gaps might be? Grab a piece of scratch paper and follow
along, or print the
quiz. Respond to each question using the scale below:
Mind & Body
____ I apply knowledge of nutrition, fitness, and personal
hygiene in my daily life.
____ I consult health care professionals when self care steps have
failed to remedy my ailment.
____ I understand how my thoughts and feelings affect my
____ I make informed, responsible decisions related to alcohol and
____ I utilize healthy strategies for managing my stress.
____ I am mindful and respectful of others.
____ I recognize the impact that my personal choices have on my
____ I concern myself with the welfare of others and act out of
____ I let my friends know when I am concerned about the choices
they are making.
____ I participate in service/volunteer opportunities.
Meaning & Purpose
____ I actively explore questions regarding ethical, spiritual,
and moral values with peers, advisors and mentors.
____ My actions are consistent with my personal beliefs.
____ I have a strong sense of where I want to be in five
____ I make time for quiet reflection about my goals and my
contributions to others.
____ I am able to analyze my strengths and weaknesses in an honest
____ I recognize when and where to get assistance from campus
____ I understand what constitutes academic integrity.
____ I broaden my knowledge by taking courses and/or reading about
topics that are new to me.
____ I integrate classroom topics into conversations with
____ I attend events and activities that help me cultivate an
appreciation for the arts.
____ I seek to learn about, interact with, and co-exist with
people whose identity and beliefs differ from mine.
____ I have friends who come from different cultural
____ I seek information from a variety of sources to better inform
my view of the world.
____ I engage in conversations about world events and current
____ I attend campus/community events that expose me to different
____ I establish and maintain satisfying interpersonal
____ I feel a sense of belonging.
____ I communicate opinions, thoughts, and feelings with
____ I carefully consider my limits and values before engaging in
____ I create time for fun.
____ I manage my money well including planning for short term,
long term, and emergency expenses.
____ I create life and career goals that connect to my interests,
experiences, and strengths.
____ I manage my day-to-day tasks and responsibilities without
relying on help from others.
____ I consider the environmental impact of my life choices.
____ I successfully balance my commitments to school, work,
involvement, and leisure.
Do you see some areas of strength? Are there some gaps you would
like to address?
- If your total score in any one dimension is 12 or less, return
to the BU Be Well website to explore campus resources that can
help you more fully develop the dimension(s) of interest to
- Consider returning to this quiz at the end of the semester or
academic year to see how you might answer differently.
- Once you've identified some targets, consider setting SMART