Wellness

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:

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1=Never   2=Sometimes   3=Frequently   4=Always

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 well-being.
____ I make informed, responsible decisions related to alcohol and other substances.
____ I utilize healthy strategies for managing my stress.

1=Never   2=Sometimes   3=Frequently   4=Always

Community

____ I am mindful and respectful of others.
____ I recognize the impact that my personal choices have on my community.
____ I concern myself with the welfare of others and act out of care.
____ I let my friends know when I am concerned about the choices they are making.
____ I participate in service/volunteer opportunities.

1=Never   2=Sometimes   3=Frequently   4=Always

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 years.
____ 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 fashion.

1=Never   2=Sometimes   3=Frequently   4=Always

Intellect

____ I recognize when and where to get assistance from campus academic resources.
____ 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 others.
____ I attend events and activities that help me cultivate an appreciation for the arts.

1=Never   2=Sometimes   3=Frequently   4=Always

Culture

____ 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 backgrounds.
____ 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 social issues.
____ I attend campus/community events that expose me to different cultures.

1=Never   2=Sometimes   3=Frequently   4=Always

Social

____ I establish and maintain satisfying interpersonal relationships.
____ I feel a sense of belonging.
____ I communicate opinions, thoughts, and feelings with civility.
____ I carefully consider my limits and values before engaging in intimate behaviors.
____ I create time for fun.

1=Never   2=Sometimes   3=Frequently   4=Always

Life Skills

____ 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.

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Results

Do you see some areas of strength? Are there some gaps you would like to address?

  1. 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 you.
  2. Consider returning to this quiz at the end of the semester or academic year to see how you might answer differently.
  3. Once you've identified some targets, consider setting SMART goals.