How self-compassionate are you? This quiz is designed to help you find out. It’s based on the scientifically validated Self-Compassion Scale developed by Kristin Neff and her colleagues at the University of Texas, Austin.
There is a variety of things that can conjure positive feelings of appreciation or gratitude that may guide people towards meaning and better health.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”
Resilience is our ability to bounce back when things don't go as planned. It's a quality that we all possess to some degree, but some of us can draw on it more easily than others can. Resilience is important because it keeps us on track until we reach our goals, it allows us to deal with difficult situations, and it helps us to grow by encouraging us to look at the positives and to manage stress.
This quiz will help you understand and assess how resilient you are, and it provides advice and guidance that you can use to become even more resilient.
Self-Awareness is simply the ability to be aware of one’s inner life—one’s emotions, thoughts, behaviors, values, preferences, goals, strengths, challenges, attitudes, mindsets, and so forth—and how these elements impact behavior and choices.
Self-care may be defined by the term itself – caring for yourself. Self-care includes anything you do to keep yourself healthy – physically, mentally and spiritually. Although prioritizing self-care may sound like common sense, especially if you’re considering longevity, it’s often the first thing to go when we find ourselves in challenging situations, whether because of bad health, a financial crisis, job loss, divorce or, in our current situation, the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why it is important to keep it top of mind and not an after-thought, especially when we find ourselves in challenging times.
Visit our Self-Care site with tons of resources and ideas to keep yourself healthy.
Teachers of the Year practicing self-care - watch here
The purpose of the Virtual Calming Center is to provide strategies, tools and resources to help manage emotions. This website is intended be educational and not for psychological purposes. If you should need psychological support please consult appropriate mental health professionals.