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You Drive Your Journey To Health

This is where you can choose how you want to assess your own health and start to take steps to make improvements.

Before you can start, you have to create a health record.  You can add as much or as little as you like into this record. No-one will see it. You can edit it later.  You will be able to view it and print it.

You will see whether you have a health record in the section below.

There are three stages, and you can choose which to do when  (just click GO! to go to the relevant section!) or complete the whole process.

1 Understand you and your health. This can involve doing a questionnaire to see how healthy you are now, looking at what has made you the way you are now, what your values are, your strengths and weaknesses, some aspects of your personality and how likely you are to change.   GO!

2 See how healthy you are in different areas. You can learn how your overall health is made up – we talk about physical, financial and mental health but there are other aspects to health (domains) and also specific areas within these domains, and you need to understand exactly WHAT you want to focus on.   GO!

3 Improve your health in a specific health area. Once you decide which specific health area you want to address, you can find out more about it, do a questionnaire to see how you score, then start making some changes!  GO!

4 Complete a full process.  The first time you look at this you may want to follow the full process,  which has been developed after extensive research into different worldwide approaches to determining overall health.  The process is very interactive, and covers all three of the above approaches – understanding yourself, looking at different health areas and then completing an action plan.  Just start at the top and work down!

1. Understand yourself and your health

1 Understand yourself and your health.  This can involve doing a questionnaire to see how healthy you are now, looking at what has made you the way you are now, what your values are, your strengths and weaknesses, some aspects of your personality and how likely you are to change.  You will see all these aspects below in more detail.

We don’t look at any details, and nor can anyone else. You can start vague and add details as you go.

Background Info

You can enter more details about yourself, only to make your profile more complete. You can even add a profile picture! We won’t look at it, use it or do anything with it at all!

This just starts you thinking about your health – feel free to add details at any time.

Your Values

Your values form your attitudes on life and determine how you think, the decisions you make and what you do.  It’s important to understand what they are – we help you to do that and give you choices in how to do it.

What’s the difference between values, attitudes and beliefs?  See more by clicking the button below.

Analyse your health

When going for an interview, you’ll often be asked for strengths and weaknesses.  It makes sense to understand these about your health, too.  You should know where you need to focus your efforts to improve.

Berkeley give a good example of strengths and weaknesses, with some good examples and videos.  Click to go have a look.

Overall health Questionnaire

You can do a questionnaire to see how healthy (or well) you are overall.  We have three options, depending on how much time you want to spend and how much detail  you want to go into.

Click below to go to our overall health questionnaires page, where you can decide which qyestionnaire you want to take.

Attitude to change

It’s good to want to make improvements in your life and health, but some people just can’t change how they behave – eating, drinking or pure slobbery!

You can see some information on attitude to change, and even take a questionnaire to see what yours is!

Locus of Control

Some people believe things happen to them, others believe they can influence what happens.  This is your ‘locus of control’

You can see some information on locus of control, and even take a questionnaire to see what yours is!

Download Health Profile

Once you’ve complete your health profile, you can download a PDF copy of it.  Click the button on above to go to your health record from where you can download it.

2. See how healthy you are in different areas

See how healthy you are

We talk about physical, financial and mental health but there are other aspects to health (domains) and also specific areas within these domains.  You can go through these, understand them better, see how healthy you are in each and understand exactly WHAT you want to focus on – i.e. prioritise them.

Your Health Priorities

You should see your health priorities below, and you can either go to it from there or go to a specific area by looking at the options below.  If you haven’t set one up you’ll see a form where you can set one up. 

If you’ve set up more than one by mistake, you can delete the extraneous one by clicking the Delete button.

See how healthy you are in different domains

We’ve broken overall health or wellness into 8 different domains: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, Spiritual.  Take a questionnaire to see how you do in each area.

Click below to see how we have come to our definition of health domains and why.

Prioritise your health domains

You can look at the different domains and decide which you should tackle in what order

It’s not just the ones where you’re strong or weak – there are some you might WANT to address and some you SHOULD address.

Review domains and health areas

Here you can see which health areas we have included in each domain, and look at what info we have on each area if you want.

Click below to see a list of health areas in the  health domains

Select health areas for action plans

You can choose a number of domains and health areas that you think you might want to prioritise.  These should be the first ones you use in your action plans.

You can see some information on action plans here.

Your Health Priorities

You should see your health priorities below, and you can go there by clicking the button. If you haven’t set one up you’ll see a form where you can create one.

Once you’ve completed your health profile, you can download a PDF copy of it. Click the button on the right to go to a page where you can select your health profile, then you can go to your profile and download a PDF.

Download Health Priorities

Once you’ve complete your health priorities, you can download a PDF copy of it.  Click the button on above to go to your health priorities from where you can download it.

3. Improve your health in a specific area

Create your own action plan

Once you decide which specific health area you want to address, you can find out more about it then start making some changes!.

Choose the domain and health area for this action plan

As you’ve seen we’ve broken overall health or wellness into 8 different domains: Emotional, Environmental, Financial, Intellectual, Occupational, Physical, Social, Spiritual.  Within each of these are a number of specific health areas – choose which one you want to address in this action plan.

Click below to see how we have come to our definition of health domains and why.

See information on the health area you have selected

We have prepared information on each health area – click the button to see this information.

Often there are videos and papers you can see or download on the area.

Each health area has at least one questionnaire associated with it. You take this questionnaire and make a note of your results.

Look at possible exercises you can do and select any you think can help.

We have created exercises which you can do to improve aspects of your health.  You will see a list of the exercises we believe relate to the health area you have chosen.

Once you start doing an exercise you can keep a record of your progress.

You can select an expert to help you with your action plan

We are starting to build a list of experts who might be able to help you.

You can see some how this look by clicking the button below – note some of these are for illustration purposes only.

Main activity of action plan

When you set up your action plan it cann have a main activity associated with it, which helps you achieve your goals.

Once you start doing this activity you can keep a record of your progress.

You can review your action plan

Once you feel you’ve finished your action plan, you can review it and re-take the questionnaire you took, to see whether there has been any improvement.

 

Your Action Plans

You should see any action plans you have created below, and you can either go to it from there or go to a specific area by looking at the options below.  If you haven’t set one up you’ll see a form where you can set one up. 

Next you’ll start to build your first action plan.  Be patient – we’ll build the template and then you’ll go there.

On the next page you’ll first choose which domain and health area you want to focus on. You can refer to your priorities if you’ve set these up. 

After this, you can look at info on this health area and even complete a questionnaire if you want to. You can do some exercises associated with the health area and even engage an expert to help you. Finally you can review whether doing this action plan has made any difference!

See your exercises

When you go through an action plan you can choose to include an exercise as part of that action plan.  If you’ve chosen any they’ll be shown below.

See experts you’ve chosen to work with

You can choose to work with an expert to help you as part of your action plan. If you have, they’ll be shown below.

Download Action Plan

Once you’ve completed your action plan, you can download a PDF copy of it. Click the button above and then you can go to your action plan and download a PDF.

Health domains

You need to scroll down to see all the info in this popup – sorry for going on so much!

We break down the overall concept of health or wellness into ‘bite-sized chunks’ that we can actually do something about.  The first level we call health domains.

We like the Life of Wellness site and we have chosen the following domains.

1. Emotional Wellness: Awareness and acceptance of feelings
2. Spiritual Wellness: A search for meaning and purpose
3. Intellectual Wellness: Recognition of your creativity, knowledge and skills
4. Physical Wellness: Need for physical activity and balanced nutrition
5. Environmental Wellness: Positive awareness and impact on your environment
6. Financial Wellness: Debt reduction, cash flow balance or financial future planning
7. Occupational Wellness: Personal achievement and enrichment from your career
8. Social Wellness: Contribution to your community

wellness wheel

Health Areas

Within each domain, we have included a number of health areas. These are specific issues that you can tackle.  Within each health area, e.g. Depression, once you have subscribed we have built additional information and exercises which you can do to help in the area.

To close this box and go back click the X at the top or just click outside the box

See which domains you should address

You need to scroll down to see all the info in this popup – sorry for going on so much!

Having established that we use 8 domains, you need to understand which you should concentrate on.

The 8 are:

  • Emotional
  • Environmental
  • Financial
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Physical
  • Social
  • Spiritual

You can take a questionnaire, which scores you in each domain.  You can decide which domains you are strong in, and which you need to improve.

Another analysis shows which domains you should look at, but also which domains you want to look at.

To close this box and go back click the X at the top or just click outside the box

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