Taking a Wellness Inventory
Periodically, it is a good idea to take a personal inventory on how your wellness journey is going. We often get hung up on smaller failures and overlook some of the things that we do that are contributing to our wellness. Below I have comprised a small inventory to get you to think more critically about how your life is going.
- Do you have a place to live?
- Are you feeling safe in your home?
- What did you eat today?
- Are you dealing with a chronic illness?
- Did you get some exercise?
- Did you drink enough water today?
- Do you feel hungover?
- Do you feel you have a problem with your weight? (too much or too little)
- Did you exercise a moderate amount recently?
- Do you feel you have close friends in your social circle?
- Are you battling mental health related issues?
- Do you feel loved?
- Do the feel supported by those around you?
- Have you talked with someone about your stressors recently?
- Are you achieving your goals?
- Do you feel satisfied with your life today?
- Have you had any thoughts of self-harm or suicide recently?
- Do you have a mentor/counselor to help you overcome obstacles?
- Do you regularly practice self-care?
- Do you have enough money to pay your bills?
- Are you following a budget for your money?
- Do you have an emergency savings set aside?
- Are you well insured?
- Do you have a side hustle?
- Are you investing enough?
- Are you investing safely?
- Do you have a savings account for your child?
- Are you properly planned for retirement?
- Do you read for enjoyment?
- Do you feel intellectually challenged at work?
- Are you learning new skills?
- Do you feel you have a purpose in life?
- Have you watched anything good lately? (TV, movie, theatre, concert, etc)
- Do you have people in your social circle who challenge you intellectually?
- Do you find it easy to focus on tasks?
- Would you say you have a good memory?
- Are you challenging your mind?
You can write these out in a journal form or just read over and think about it in your mind. Remember the things that are going right, as well as the things going wrong, and give weight to them appropriately. One wrong doesn’t take away from 100 things going right.