How well are you?
Though well-being might seem relatively straightforward, it is a complex state of being, influenced by a wide range of factors in your life. If you have any questions or would like to speak with a wellness professional about what your assessments mean, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Are you curious about your overall well-being and the balance between the 8 dimensions of personal wellness? We invite you to take this brief, 10-minute, Well-Being Assessment. Should you wish for additional information about your personal well-being, please feel free to stop by McWell and pick up resources and/or have a lively conversation with a staff member.
Take a personalized journey into the Alcohol eCheckUpToGo confidential assessment to better understand your personal drinking patterns, risk patterns, and the health consequences of drinking. You can receive feedback on your aspirations and goals, along with learning about helpful resources at the University of Notre Dame and in our community.
The University Counseling Center (UCC) offers an Alcohol Self-Assessment Online Screening Tool to help you better understand your use of alcohol. The UCC can also provide helpful resources.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back after adversity, not merely surviving but thriving. There are many factors that impact resilience but no single accepted list of factors. However, most experts agree that resilience is a set of skills that can be learned and those skills fall into these three categories: a healthy relationship with others, circumstances, and self. Curious about your ability to bounce back? Take the Brief Resilience Scale (BRS) to find out.
Happiness is a positive emotion many of us strive for in our daily lives. In her 2007 book The How of Happiness, positive psychology researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky elaborates, describing happiness as “the experience of joy, contentment, or positive well-being, combined with a sense that one’s life is good, meaningful, and worthwhile.” An overall feeling of well-being accompanies happiness benefitting us physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Assess your happiness with the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire.
When a friend is suffering, we naturally respond with kindness, but many of us find it difficult and unnatural to be supportive of ourselves when we fail. Self-compassion is simply compassion turned inward. It refers to the tendency to be reassuring toward ourselves and tolerant of our mistakes, rather than being harshly self-critical. Practicing self-compassion enhances well-being by helping us cope more effectively with stress and depression, and easing our fear of failure. How self-compassionate are you?
The VIA Institute on Character Survey
The VIA Survey of Character Strengths is a simple self-assessment that takes less than 15 minutes and provides a wealth of information to help you understand your core characteristics. Access the VIA here.