Are You Taking Good Care of Yourself?

With our busy lives, taking care of ourselves is more important than ever—yet it’s often the last thing on our minds. We must meet that deadline, use break time to run errands, and accomplish all the items on our list. Regarding self-care, we mean anything you do to keep yourself mentally, emotionally, physically, socially and spiritually healthy. We all know the negative impact on our health that stress can have—so, let’s find some balance. Take this self-quiz to see how well you are taking care of yourself.

Are You Taking Good Care of Yourself?

T/F 1. When I’m upset and/or feeling hopeless, I talk about the situation with a friend, family member, or therapist. And if I need help, I ask for it.

T/F 2. I let go of the way things used to be. I accept the way things are.

T/F 3. I do something physical every day, whether it’s a walk around the block or a 15-minute workout.

T/F 4. I eat healthfully and take the time to enjoy my meals. I set aside work, driving, and other activities while I eat.

T/F 5. I think positively. I view problems as opportunities and obstacles as challenges.

T/F 6. I can say no when I need or want to.

T/F 7. I remember to breathe.

T/F 8. If I’m experiencing physical symptoms, I go to the appropriate healthcare professional. I don’t panic about the symptoms, and I don’t deny them either.

T/F 9. I can settle for “good enough.” I don’t demand perfection in everything that I do.

T/F 10. I recognize the value of working in different gears. Some tasks require less effort. That saves energy for those times when I need to push myself.

T/F 11. I get enough sleep most nights.

T/F 12. I value my personal relationships and give them the time and energy they need and deserve.

T/F 13. I choose healthy ways to relieve stress. I don’t rely on crutches such as smoking, drinking, and overeating.

T/F 14. I recognize the importance of breaks during the day, as well as vacations.

T/F 15. I listen to and respect my feelings.

If you answered “false” to several of these, you may want to take an honest look at the impact your choices may be having. If you don’t practice self-care regularly, you risk your well-being and invite burnout.

Please do not hesitate to call if you want coaching support to better care for yourself. Schedule a Complimentary Session with one of our ADHD coaches to get acquainted with coaching and explore how ADHD Coaching may help you experience more of the life you deserve.

Robin Nordmeyer, PCAC CLC

Robin Nordmeyer, PCAC, CLC

ADHD Coach and Life Coach, Executive Skills Coach, Owner/Founder

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