Is Your Mind Healthy?
Indicators for health and illness in the Mind quadrant focus on our mental and emotional health. Certain thoughts, feelings, and emotions can influence our wellness.
→ ASSESS. Answer the questions below and see how healthy your Mind is.
(A “yes” answer represents an indicator for health and a “no” for illness, unless otherwise noted.)
- Do you have a positive outlook on life?
- Do you feel happy?
- Are you in control of your emotions?
- Do you express your feelings?
- Do you have a positive attitude?
- Do you feel physically healthy?
- Do you feel emotionally healthy?
- Do you have laughter and fun in your life?
- Do you have a spiritual influence in your life?
- Do you have and enjoy time alone?
- Do you have hope?
- Are you able to forgive yourself and others?
- Do you have a positive self-image?
- Do you have a daily practice to tap into your inner calmness and awareness?
- Do you look forward to waking up each day?
- Do you live in the present moment?
- Do you feel in control of your life?
- Do you feel engaged in your own life?
- Do you have a creative outlet?
- Do you allow yourself to feel pleasure?
- If you have an illness, does it have meaning for you?
- Do you love yourself?
- Do you regularly identify things in your life for which you are grateful?
- Do you spend time in nature?
- Do you have purpose in your life?
- Do you have work satisfaction?
- Do you feel stressed, anxious or fearful? (“yes” is illness indicator)
- Do you feel angry or hurt? (“yes” is illness indicator)
- Do you feel overwhelmed with life and responsibilities? (“yes” is illness indicator)
- Do you obsess about the past and/or worry about the future? (“yes” is illness indicator)
- Do you feel depressed, hopeless and/or helpless? (“yes” is illness indicator)
→ EVALUATE. Did you answer a lot of the questions in a way that indicated your mind is not as healthy as it could be? If so, go to the Action step. If not, that's great! You can see how healthy the other quadrants in your life are from the links below.
→ ACTION. Look at where you answered “no” in the earlier questions and try to identify how these can become “yes”. Do the same for the last five questions if you answered “yes” and try to figure out how they can become “no”. Write down one to three ideas that you vow to do starting today for a healthier mind.