The Life Faith and Happiness Assessment is a resource for you to stop and take inventory of how things are and how you’d like things to be.
What level of balance is apparent in your life? I’ve created this Assessment to help you uncover how well you are handling life — physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
When we focus on how well we are managing our total well-being is where mindfulness comes into play. Mindful well-being has two layers: (a) mindful awareness within the actual self-care practices (i.e., informal and formal), as well as (b) an overall monitoring and a reflection upon the condition of our overall self-care. Consistent with a larger body of abstract work on self-regulation, the practice of mindful self-care is seen as the foundation required for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Specifically, a steady and intentional practice of mindful self-care may be protective, preventing the onset of symptoms and decreasing symptoms associated with mental illness, preventing and decreasing job/school burnout, improving work and school productivity, and improving relationship and social interactions.
It’s not just a feel-good resource, though you’re likely to feel better after. It’s based on science. Verifiable data on the impacts of loneliness, isolation, anxiety, depression and chronic stress on our bodies.
And our hearts and minds.
Research has shown us two key factors for a healthy, fulfilling, happy life.
Self-compassion combined with spirituality and meaning are the top 2 self-care skills.
- Self-compassion allows us to maintain a growth mind-set especially when things are difficult
- Kindness, and understanding our shared humanity are key components to self-compassion.
On a scale of 1-10: How well do you embrace self-compassion?
- Spirituality with a sense of purpose comes from inspiration and understanding that there’s something in life greater than us as individuals. Something Divine.
On a scale of 1-10: Do you feel purpose-filled?
(Data from: The Development and Validation of the Mindful Self-Care Scale (MSCS))