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Here you can add some health background details which can be useful in setting the scene. GO!

 Values are what make you who you are – see how you understand what values are compared to beliefs and then enter your values. GO!

You can take a health questionnaire to see how healthy you are.  GO! 

See how your attitude to change can affect whether you make changes to your health. GO!

You locus of control determines whether you are a victim of circumstance or whether you are in control. GO!

We split your overall health into a number of different ‘domains’.  You can see what these domains are and find out which you are stronger in by taking an overall health questionnaire – GO!

Having established how healthy you are across all the health domains, you can now prioritise which domains you might want to address – GO!

Within each domain there are a number of specific health areas.  You can look at the health areas in each domain and also see more information on each health area – GO!

Having looked at the different health areas, you can list the ones you want to tackle – GO!

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You will be able to see the content below initially, but before you can add any personal content you will need to enter the personal password which we sent you on email – this will allow you to enter and see this personal content.

 

Please enter your health record personal password

Set your health record personal password

When you created your health record, you entered a password.  You’ll need to enter that to be able to add and see details.

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Your Health

The following sections summarise your overall health.  You can complete as many as you like, and in any order, but in many ways it makes more sense to progress down the page.  Only enter what you feel comfortable putting in.  No-one else will be able to see your info. 

Once you have entered your personal password on this screen, you will have to hit ‘Refresh’ (F5 on many Windows machines) to have access to personal info.

Your Health Background

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.

Click here for more information

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We know that physical health, mental health and financial health are interlinked, as is how things change as you get older. Please let us know what's important to you. If your focus is something else entirely, click 'Other' and then tell us what it is.

We know that physical health, mental health and financial health are interlinked, as is how things change as you get older. Please let us know what's important to you. If your focus is something else entirely, click 'Other' and then tell us what it is.

You said you had another focus - what is it?

Just leave a quick note to yourself saying how you're feeling as you complete this form - (only) you will be able to see it later!

Please enter your last name here (optional)

You can if you wish enter a location - make it general if you want

You can if you wish enter a location - make it general if you want

You can if you wish enter a location - make it general if you want

You can if you wish enter a location - make it general if you want

Optional - don't worry, we'll never call you unless you ask us to nor pass on your phone number!

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Please enter your background - the events and people that you find most memorable and which made you what you are today. These 'influencers' in your life might have affected you positively or negatively - sometimes you learn more from negative experiences. You can also enter things which can 'de-rail' you in your journey - what's affected you in the past?

Your image as your profile for your health record - you can put anything in here (up to 2 MB) - needs to be a jpg, fpeg, png, gif or webp file

The form to update your health background is currently hidden.

Your Health

The following sections summarise your overall health.  You can complete as many as you like, and in any order, but in many ways it makes more sense to progress down the page.  Only enter what you feel comfortable putting in.  No-one else will be able to see your info. 

Once you have entered your personal password on this screen, you will have to hit ‘Refresh’ (F5 on many Windows machines) to have access to personal info.

Your Background

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.

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No personal info will be shown or added until you enter the health record personal password

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?  To find out more click the link below.

See more by clicking here!

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We show four approaches, and you can select which you would prefer to do. You can:
Enter your top 5 values (possibly after thinking about it for a time - we recommend getting paper and pen and brainstorming)
Download a list of possible values and select the 5 that apply most to you
Use the VIA Institute of Character approach - either download their list or do a test online. The VIA Institute on Character list 24 character strengths, and have an online questionnaire to see how these apply to you. You can download the PDF of these, or go online and take the questionnaire.
Use the Life Values Inventory approach - this is a complete programme in 5 steps which you sign on and complete online. After registering you can do a detailed 5-step programme which helps you determine not only your values but shows how these apply to your life and also how by understanding what is important to you future decision making can be improved. There is a list of 42 beliefs which you score (5 options). This takes 10 minutes and you get a ranked list of 14 life values, which are categorised. You then rank these yourself and map them to your life roles to determine what you should tackle, with some strategies for improvement. You can then download some helpful collaterals.

We would ideally like you to limit these to five values, although we'll let you add a sixth if you feel you need to!

Please choose which approach you want to follow to choose your values

Click on the link below to download the file:

Download Values List

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Click the link below to go to the Life Values Inventory, where after registering you can do a detailed 5-step programme which helps you determine not only your values but shows how these apply to your life and also how by understanding what is important to you future decision making can be improved.There is a list of 42 beliefs which you score (5 options). This takes 10 minutes and you get a ranked list of 14 life values, which are categorised. You then rank these yourself and map them to your life roles to determine what you should tackle, with some strategies for improvement. You can then download some helpful collaterals.
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The VIA Institute on Character list 24 character strengths, and have an online questionnaire to see how these apply to you. You can download the PDF of these, or go online and take the questionnaire.

Click on the link below to download the file:

Download VIA Strengths

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Go to downloads page

Follow the link below to take the VIA survey online. It takes about 10 minutes.

Go to VIA Strengths

Please enter your first personal value

Please enter your second personal value

Please enter your third personal value

Please enter your fourth personal value

Please enter your fifth personal value

Please enter your sixth personal value (if you can't keep them to 5!)

If you've finished entering your values then you need to select Yes and click the green button and then you will see your values

The form to add / edit your values  is currently hidden - click the button to show it.

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.

Add your values

When you want to add your values, click the button below.  Then you’ll see some options for choosing your values. Decide how you want to do it, then go for it. 

Your behaviour is governed by your attitudes and values. You can work out what these are, either by taking an online questionnaire, downloading a list and working out which apply to you, or just listing what you feel is important to you.

No personal info will be shown or added until you enter the health record personal password

Your Overall Health

Your Overall Health

This is where you  look at your current state of health overall. This might involve taking a health questionnaire, and there are three to consider. The first two you can download or do on our site – the third you have to do on their site.

  • If you only want a quick overview of your health and wellness, use the Subjective Happiness Scale
  • If you want to do a more detailed assessment use the Oxford Happiness Scale
  • If you want to look at your health across a number of different domains – use the Personal Wellness Questionnaire.

To see more detail click here

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Determine your overall health

When you want to have a look at your overall health, click the button below.  Then you’ll see some options for doing this. 

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This button toggles the form – press it to make it (dis)appear!

Are you ready to take your overall health questionnaire?

This allows you to select which questionnaire you want to use to determine your overall health.   Which one is determined by the type of person you are:You understand yourself well and want a quick overview of your health and wellness, and will drill down in any areas needing work - use the Subjective Happiness Scale - 4 questions You want to do a more detailed assessment and then focus on areas you’re already aware of - use the Oxford Happiness Scale - 29 questions You want to look at your wellbeing across a number of health domains - use the Personal Wellness Questionnaire - 25 questions

Please select which questionnaire to wish to use to assess your overall health.

How do you want to take the questionnaire? You can download a copy and fill it in at home or complete it online on our site.

Click on the link below to download the Subjective Happiness Questionnaire:

Download SHS Questionnaire

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Go to downloads page

Click the link below to go to the Subjective Happiness Questionnaire on our site
Go to page

Enter your score for the SHS Questionnaire below

Enter your result for the SHS Questionnaire

How do you want to take the questionnaire? You can download a copy and fill it in at home or complete it online on our site.

Click on the link below to download the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire:

Download Oxford Happiness Questionnaire

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Go to downloads page

Click the link below to go to the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire on our site
Go to page

Enter your score for the Oxford Questionnaire below

Enter the result shown at the end of the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire

How do you want to take the questionnaire? You can download a copy and fill it in at home or complete it online on our site.

Click on the link below to download the Personal Wellness Questionnaire:

Download Personal Wellness Questionnaire

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Click the link below to go to the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire on our site
Go to page

Enter your score for the Testwell Holistic Lifestyle Questionnaire below

Enter the result shown at the end of the Testwell Holistic Lifestyle Questionnaire - easiest done by copying and pasting the results summary.

Please enter a summary of your overall health. You might copy this from the results of the test, or just add your own thoughts.

Once you've completed this section, click 'Yes' (important to see the results!) and then hit the green button!

Your Overall Health

This is where you  look at your current state of health overall. This might involve taking a health questionnaire, and as explained there are three to consider. The first two you can download or do on our site – the third you have to do on their site.

You only want a quick overview of your health and wellness, and will drill down in any areas needing work – use the Subjective Happiness Scale
You want to do a more detailed assessment and then focus on areas you’re already aware of – use the Oxford Happiness Scale
You want to look at your health across a number of different domains – use the Personal Wellness Questionnaire.

Determine your overall health

When you want to have a look at your overall health, click the button below.  Then you’ll see some options for doing this. 

No personal info will be shown or added until you enter the health record personal password

Your Attitude To Change

This is where you  look at your attitude to change.  This is important – if you want to actually do something to improve your health, you have to make changes! You may know this already, but if not you can take a questionnaire to find out or confirm your view of what your attitude to change is.

To find out more click here

Determine your attitude to change

When you want to determine your attitude to change, click the button below.  Then you’ll see some options for choosing how to do it.

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This button toggles the form – press it to make it (dis)appear!

If you are ready to review your attitude to change please press Yes below.

Go to ChangeDrive by clicking the link below, and read about habits, and how to change them
Go to page

Please click the link to see a comprehensive article on attititude to change by Changingminds. You can also watch a video showing the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and also explains epigenetics - better known as 'nature v nurture' by clicking the link below and confirm you've read the information
Go to article
Go to video

You need to understand your own attitude to change. You can do this by selecting an option if you understand yourself fully, or you can take a Resistance To Change Questionnaire if you're unsure.

You can take a test online to see your attitude to change, in which case you will get a score and an assessment. There are two choices, both done on a third party site; on one you have to enter an email address but you get the results straightaway. Alternatively you can download a PDF checking whether you're afraid of change and take it at home. You'll have to score it yourself and you'll only get a score. You will need to enter this score on here later.

The Global Association of High-Achieving Women did a good quiz to determine whether you're afraid of change - click the link below to download it

Click on the link below to download the Are You Afraid of Change PDF:

Download PDF

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If you are working in an organisation and want to look at how change affects you, click the link below to go to an online test. You'll need to enter your email address but you'll get the results immediately after.
Go to Leadership Change Test
The definitive work on resistance to change is by Prof Shaul Oreg, who created a Resistance to Change scale. You can take this questionnaire online without putting in an email address. Click the link below.
Go to Resistance to Change Questionnaire

Enter the score from the test

Your score from the Resistance to Change test is

If you took the test online, copy your summary and paste the contents here. Or enter whatever comments you think are important.

Please enter here everything you can think of which will stop you making a change you identify as important. These could be character traits, external events. Has something stopped you in the past which might happen again?

Once you've completed this section, click 'Yes' and then hit the green button!

The attitude to change form is currently hidden.

Your attitude to change

This is where you  look at your attitude to change.  This is important – if you want to actually do something to improve your health, you have to make changes! You may know this already, but if not you can take a questionnaire to find out or confirm your view of what your attitude to change is.

Determine your attitude to change

When you want to determine your attitude to change, click the button below.  Then you’ll see some options for choosing how to do it.

No personal info will be shown or added until you enter the health record personal password

Your Locus of Control

This is where you  look at your locus of control.  This is important and determines a lot about you.  It’s whether you’re a passenger in life or someone who takes control. You can take a questionnaire to find out what your locus of control is.

To find out more click here

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Determine your locus of control

When you want to determine your locus of control, click the button below.  Then you’ll see some options for choosing how to do it.

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This button toggles the form – press it to make it (dis)appear!

Now you have understood your attitude to change. The big question is - can you do something about it? It's possible you think that you are who you are and that's the end of it. You may think that you CAN change the way you feel about things. Is it just the way you are? Is it the way you're made - inherited from your parents? Or is it the result of your experiences in life so far? Nature or Nurture?

This is related to something called your Locus of Control. Find out more about your Locus of Control by clicking 'Yes' below.

Go to ChangeDrive by clicking the link below and read about vicious and virtuous circles by clicking the buttons.
Go to ChangeDrive
Then go to the Locus of Control page and you can download or take the test.
Go to Locus of Control

Please click the link to see an article on Locus of Control by Psychology Today. You can also watch a video explaining locus of control by clicking the link below and confirm you've read the information
Go to article
Go to video

You need to understand your own locus of control. You can do this by selecting an option if you understand yourself fully, or you can take a Locus of Control Questionnaire if you're unsure.

You can go to the Locus of Control page on our site and either take this test online, in which case you will get a score and an assessment. Click the link below.
Go to page
Alternatively you can download a PDF and take it at home. You'll have to score it yourself and you'll only get a score. You can download it here.

Click on the link below to download the Locus of Control PDF:

Download PDF

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Enter the score from the test

Your score from the Locus of Control test is

If you took the test online, copy your summary and paste the contents here. Or if you have any thoughts on your locus of control enter them here.

Have you completed the Locus of Control section? If so, click Yes then press Submit

The Locus of Control form is currently hidden.

Your locus of control

This is where you  look at your locus of control.  This is important and determines a lot about you.  It’s whether you’re a passenger in life or someone who takes control. You can take a questionnaire to find out what your locus of control is.

Determine your locus of control

When you want to determine your locus of control, click the button below.  Then you’ll see some options for choosing how to do it.

No personal info will be shown or added until you enter the health record personal password

Your Health Domains

Health is a big subject – we’ve used physical, financial and mental health to split it up. 

It can be broken down into more ‘domains’ which reflect different sorts of health.

To find out more click here

Understand your health domains by taking a questionnaire

You firstly need to decide how you want to assess how your health relates to the domains. You can complete an overall health questionnaire (6 simple questions in each domain) which will give you an indication of which areas or domains you are stronger and weaker in, or go to the domains themselves and assess which are strong and weak for you, or both.

No personal info will be shown or added until you enter the health record personal password

This button toggles the form – press it to make it (dis)appear!

You need to decide how to identify which domains you want to focus on. You can complete an overall health questionnaire which will give you an indication of which areas or domains you are stronger and weaker in, or go to the domains themselves and say which you think you're strong in and which you feel you want to improve.

You might want to enter what you think, then take the questionnaire to see whether the answers agree with what you thought! If you don't want to take the questionnaire, you can simply score each domain (use any scale e.g. score out of 10, but be consistent - the questionnaire has a maximum score per domain of 60).

Are you ready to look at domains? If so press 'Yes' below.

Select the domains you are strong in (optional)

Select the domains you are not so strong in, which might need improvement (optional)

Enter the score from the questionnaire below

The questionnaire looks at all the domains and asks six questions in each, and gives you scores for each. When you've completed it, note the scores in each domain and you will be able to enter them here and you'll see your scores in a chart. Go to the questionnaire online by clicking the link below.
Go to Questionnaire

Enter the score from the questionnaire below

Enter the score from the questionnaire below

Enter the score from the questionnaire below

Enter the score from the questionnaire below

Enter the score from the questionnaire below

Enter the score from the questionnaire below

Enter the score from the questionnaire below

Enter the score from the questionnaire below

Have you completed the domains section? If so, click Yes then press Update your domains questionnaire info

The domains questionnaire form is currently hidden.

Your Health Domains

Health is a big subject – we’ve used physical, financial and mental health to split it up.  It can be broken down into more ‘domains’ which reflect different sorts of health.

Understand your health domains by taking a questionnaire

You firstly need to decide how you want to assess how your health relates to the domains. You can complete an overall health questionnaire (6 simple questions in each domain) which will give you an indication of which areas or domains you are stronger and weaker in, or go to the domains themselves and assess which are strong and weak for you, or both.

No personal info will be shown or added until you enter the health record personal password

Prioritise Your Health Domains

This is where you have to think about which domains you want to focus on. It isn’t always the domains where you feel you are weakest or the lowest score from the questionnaire!

There’s also the question of how important a domain is to you. 

So we ask you to look at the domains you should address (the weaker ones) AND the domains you want to address.

We do this by putting domains into quadrants – click the button below to prioritise your domains.

Click here to find out more

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Remember, you need to consider the domains you are strong in (and not) and the domains you want to address (and not). The quadrants are:
Quadrant 1 : You need and want to
Quadrant 2 : You need to but don't want to
Quadrant 3 : You don't need to but want to
Quadrant 4 : You don't need to and don't want to

Are you ready to start your prioritisation? If so, press 'Yes' below.

These are domains that you both need to address and want to address

These are domains that you need to address but don't want to address

These are domains that you don't need to address but want to

These are domains that you don't need to address and don't want to

Have you completed the prioritise domains section? If so, click Yes then press Submit

The domains prioritisation form is currently hidden.

Prioritise your health domains

This is where you have to think about which domains you want to focus on. It isn’t always the domains where you feel you are weakest or the lowest score from the questionnaire!

There’s also the question of how important a domain is to you. 

So we ask you to look at the domains you should address (the weaker ones) AND the domains you want to address.

We do this by putting domains into quadrants – click the button below to prioritise your domains.

No personal info will be shown or added until you enter the health record personal password

Look at health areas within domains

This is where you review the domains and all the health areas within them. We will be adding further health areas constantly.

The domains are listed in alphabetical order, as are the health areas within them. You can select a few health areas you might want to look at – these will appear in a list. You can then have a look at the supporting information for that health area, one at a time.

Click here for more information

health areas within domains

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This button toggles the form – press it to make it (dis)appear!

Having prioritised the different domains, you can now look at the specific health areas within each domain. The placement of health areas within domains is fairly arbitrary - for example, we place gambling addiction in the Emotional domain while drug addiction is placed in the physical domain.

You will see all the domains and the health areas within each domain. Check the ones you may be interested in exploring later. Whatever you choose here won't matter - the ones you select will just be shown as an aide memoire.

Once you have done this you will see what you've checked, and you will also be able to explore the information we have on any health area, although if you intend setting up an action plan to make some improvements in that area it may be better to look at that then.

After this the next step is to set out the first few health areas you might want to address in an action plan.

Are you ready to have a look? If so press @yes' below.

Please click below to see the specific health areas in this domain, and check any you want to note

Please click below to see the specific health areas in this domain, and check any you want to note

Please click below to see the specific health areas in this domain, and check any you want to note

Please click below to see the specific health areas in this domain, and check any you want to note

Please click below to see the specific health areas in this domain, and check any you want to note

Please click below to see the specific health areas in this domain, and check any you want to note

Please click below to see the specific health areas in this domain, and check any you want to note

Please click below to see the specific health areas in this domain, and check any you want to note

Have you had a look at the different health areas and listed some to look at? If so, click Yes then press Completed first look at domains and health areas

The form to look at health areas in each domain is currently hidden.

Look at health areas within domains

See health areas in domains

This is where you review the domains and all the health areas within them. We will be adding further health areas constantly.

The domains are listed in alphabetical order, as are the health areas within them. You can select a few health areas you might want to look at – these will appear in a list. You can then have a look at the supporting information for that health area, one at a time.

No personal info will be shown or added until you enter the health record personal password

Your domains and health areas

Now choose the health area(s) you want to address

You can now need to select the first domain and  health area you want to address.

You do this by choosing the domain, then click ‘Select’ in the Possible First Area. This will open up a full list of all domains, with their health areas under the domain name. Scroll down until you see the domain you have selected, then click on the health area you want to address.

The domains are in alphabetical order and within each domain the health areas are also in alphabetical order as you have seen previously.

If you want to prioritise a second health area, then click ‘Yes’ in Select another health area to consider.


Then follow the same process to select your second domain and health area, and if you want a third and fourth. You can even leave additional ones as well if you want by clicking ‘Add further domains and health areas’. You can edit these after.

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This button toggles the form – press it to make it (dis)appear!

Having reviewed the different domains and the health areas within each, you can now look to choose the specific health area where you want to start an action plan to improve. You'll choose a domain then a specific health area within that domain.

Please click 'Select' then click on the first specific health area you wanted to address in here - they are alphabetical so you'll need to scroll down to find the right one.

Having chosen your first domains and health area to consider, you can now look to list a couple more health areas - do you want to?

Having reviewed the different domains and the health areas within each, you can now look to choose the specific health area where you want to start an action plan to improve. You can now choose another domain and then another health area within that domain.

Please click 'Select' then click on the second specific health area you wanted to address in here - they are alphabetical so you'll need to scroll down to find the right one.

Having chosen your first couple of domains and health areas to consider, you can now look to list another health area - do you want to?

Having chosen your first couple of domains and health areas to consider, you can now look to list another health area - do you want to?

Please click 'Select' then click on the third specific health area you wanted to address in here - they are alphabetical so you'll need to scroll down to find the right one.

Having chosen your first three domains and health areas to consider, you can now look to list another health area - do you want to?

Having chosen your first three domains and health areas to consider, you can now look to list another domain and health area - do you want to?

Please click 'Select' then click on the fourth specific health area you wanted to address in here - they are alphabetical so you'll need to scroll down to find the right one.

If you want to add further domains and health areas you might want to consider in future, them click the green button that says "ADD FURTHER HEALTH AREAS TO ADDRESS" and add as many as you like. You won't be asked to finalise these until you start to create your action plan.

Here you can choose an additional domain and after this another health area

Hit select then choose the health area - listed alphabetically.

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Have you completed your list of health areas you want to tackle? If so, click Yes and then click the green button that says List the health areas you want to consider

The form to select your health areas to focus on is currently hidden.

Now choose the health area(s) you want to address

You can now need to select the first domain and  health area you want to address.

You do this by choosing the domain, then click ‘Select’ in the Possible First Area. This will open up a full list of all domains, with their health areas under the domain name. Scroll down until you see the domain you have selected, then click on the health area you want to address.

The domains are in alphabetical order and within each domain the health areas are also in alphabetical order as you have seen previously.

If you want to prioritise a second health area, then click ‘Yes’ in Select another health area to consider.


Then follow the same process to select your second domain and health area, and if you want a third and fourth. You can even leave additional ones as well if you want by clicking ‘Add further domains and health areas’. You can edit these after.

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Click the button below to see how we decided which ‘domains’ to divide overall health or wellness into

Your Action Plans

Action plans are where you choose a specific issue and start to tackle it. It will be focussed on one specific health area, and you will log the issue you want to address and the ideal outcome you want. You will be able to look at some exercises you can undertake related to this issue, and decide whether you want to include these in your action plan.

In future you will be able to enlist the help of experts in the specific area you have selected – browse the experts with the relevant skills and contact the one you want to use.

Finally you will be able to log how often you tackle a particular activity and how useful you found it.

This is where you will be able to see a summary of any action plans you have created, and you will be able to go to them from there. You will also be able to add a new action plan.

Understand Health

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Physical, financial and mental health

One definition of health is:

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. 

The NHS define health as: ‘We use a broad definition of health that encompasses both physical and mental health, as well as wellbeing. This means we are not only interested in whether or not people are ill or have a health condition, but also in how healthy and well they are.’

We believe we also have to consider financial health, as this can easily impact physical and mental health. Click the button to see an example of how these are connected.

 It gets more complicated…

What is Health? How about Wellness, Wellbeing or Happiness?

The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) define Health as a state of the overall mental and physical state of a person; the absence of disease. They define Wellbeing or wellness as a way of life that aims to enhance well-being and refers to a more holistic whole-of-life experience which also includes emotional and spiritual aspects of life.  We expand on this definition of health to include financial health and mental health, to make it synonymous with wellbeing or wellness.  

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Values, Attitudes and Beliefs

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We all have our beliefs, attitudes and values – these have developed throughout our life based on who we are and what we have done. Let’s look at what these are.

The University of Reading explain: “People’s values, beliefs and attitudes are formed and bonded over time through the influences of family, friends, society and life experiences. So, by the time you’re an adult, you can hold very definite views on just about everything with a sense of “no one is going to change my mind”.

The combination of your personal values, beliefs and attitudes are your moral principles that guide you in life and affect your behaviour. However, your views can wildly differ to others and in an institution such as a school, these beliefs may be counter to the values of the school, child development or indeed the law.” 

Let’s look more closely at the differences between beliefs, attitudes and values.

Beliefs

These come from real experiences – we think our beliefs are based on reality, but in fact our beliefs colour our experiences; also, an original experience e.g. when we were a child is not the same as what’s happening now. Beliefs can be moral, religious or cultural and reflect who we are. They can be rational (‘it gets colder in winter’) or irrational (‘I am never going to make something of myself’).

Attitudes

This is an immediate belief or disposition about something specific. It is a recurring group of beliefs and behaviours aimed at specific groups, people, ideas or objects. They will normally be positive or negative and we will always behave that way to the target group. Examples of attitudes include confidence (I can or can’t do something), grateful (I an entitled to / grateful for XXX) and cheerful (I am generally happy / miserable).

Values

These are things (principles or qualities) that we hold in high regard or consider to be worthwhile or right / wrong. They are formed by a belief related to the worth of something – an idea or behaviour. Some values are common (e.g. family comes first, the value of friendship) or cultural (which the whole community have – see video at Study.com here)

The theory

Links to Wikipedia

Expectancy Value Theory suggests you balance your beliefs about something with the value you attach to it. The Theory of Reasoned Action suggests that beliefs and evaluation about behavioural outcomes determine attitudes, and intentions lead directly to behaviour.

Beliefs

Expressions of confidence – can change over time

Attitudes

Learned predispositions to something – are subject to change

Values

Ideals that guide our behaviour – Generally long lasting and often need life changing experience to change

Iceberg demonstrating implicit and explicit bias – from Owlcation

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Assess your overall health using a health questionnaire

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At YouDrive we try and help people improve their health. We use ‘health’ but we understand there are other terms such as wellbeing or even happiness that reflect how we are doing in our lives – if you’re interested in the different definitions and ideas see our page on the subject.

We want to help whether you have a particular problem – physical, financial or mental – or if you just want to improve some specific part of your life or just make some improvements overall.

You’d be surprised, but there has been a serious amount of scientific work done in this area over the last twenty years.

So first we allow you to assess your current health (or wellbeing, or happiness).  We do this by questionnaire.  Which one is determined by the type of person you are:

  1. You understand yourself well and want a quick overview of your health and wellness, and will drill down in any areas needing work
  2. You want to do a more detailed assessment and then focus on areas you’re already aware of
  3. You want to look at the whole situation in more detail across all the health domains.

By the way, we take your privacy seriously – we collect information that you choose to provide but we de-identify it as much as possible and will never share it with anyone without your explicit consent.

You can then drill down into some specific areas and there are more questionnaires to see your situation in these particular areas.  We provide you with specific information and refer you to other potential aspects of help. Our next step is to build a personalised action plan – for now we will make a suggestion for you to develop your own plan and then after a time you can see whether this has had a positive impact by retaking the test.

In future we will be engaging with medical and behavioural specialists to devise action plans for individual people with specific situations.

We have an overall questionnaire which you can complete which will assess your current state.

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Add your attitude to change - see how you view changes in your life

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Do you need to change?

No matter how healthy you are at the moment, the chances are that there are some areas you could improve. It may be that you have a real problem in one or more areas, and you would like to make some improvements.

At YouDrive we accept that there are many different degrees of ‘not wellness’ in a large number of different health areas, ranging from physical illness such as covid-19 through mental illness such as anxiety through to financial problems like debt.  We try and help where the problem ranges from ‘slight’ to quite bad’ – after this expert help and intervention may be needed.

However, especially in these times, we have to try and make these changes ourselves, possibly with some help from others, whether remotely or face to face.

The thing is, to make an improvement we have to change some things.

This involves changing our behaviour in some respects, and that’s not always easy.

Henry Ford, the creator of the assembly line, is quoted as saying “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”.  

henry ford

Another way of looking at this: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” – attributed to Albert Einstein.

Consequently we need to make some changes.  The problem is that we have already developed a lot of habits, some of which we need to break and replace by better ones.  Some of our bad habits have become entrenched, and the bad results they create in turn engender further bad habits to develop – in effect the bad habits can feed on themselves.

We need to understand how we can make changes and stick to them, and that’s what this part of your health profile is about.

It will involve some learning, through reading, some videos and some additional information and also seeing how you react to change currently.

It will also ask you to consider whether you feel you are in charge of your future, or whether you feel it’s all fate.

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Locus of Control

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  • We want to help people in all aspects of their health  – physical, financial and mental. We also provide detailed explanations of how overall health (or well-being) is measured.
  • We believe these things are often linked, so we try and address health holistically. We are building templates, questionnaires and exercises to help you identify what’s important to you.
  • We think people should try and take responsibility for  of their own health as much as they can.  See below for what that means.

People look at things differently.  Some people believe things happen to them, while others believe they can influence what happens to them. Technically this is called the ‘locus of control’.  People can have an Internal or external Locus of Control

So how do you see things?

Psychology Today have a 15 minute test which gives you a summary of your position you can buy the detailed results if you want to.

My Personality Test have a 10 minute test which gives you a summary.

People tend to take more responsibility (locus gets more internal) as they get older.  However, external isn’t always bad – for example if you are physically unable to do some things you can accept it and focus on the things you can do.  This American video explains the concept and gives examples of how this can affect relationships.

locus of control

Internal

  • More likely to take responsibility for actions
  • Tend to be less influenced by others

External

  • Blame outside forces for what happens
  • Don’t believe they can change their situation themselves

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Health domains

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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.

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See which domains you should address

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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.

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Health Areas in Domains

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Domains

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

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, we have built additional information and exercises which you can do to help in the area. You can create your own Action Plan to address this area, and see

Emotional: Anxiety, Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Gambling, Laughter, Narcissistic, Personality Disorder, Sleep, Stress

Environmental: Environmental Issues, Greenness

Financial: Debt, Family Finance, Financial Planning, Financial Wellness

Intellectual: IQ, Personality, Procrastination

Occupational: Jobs for Different Personality Types, Retirement Income, Work Life Balance

Physical: Alcohol, Disabilities, Dizziness, Drugs, Fitness, Food Preferences, General Health, Healthy Ageing, Illness, Nutrition, Sleep Apnea, Smoking

Social: Communication Skills, Communication Styles, Domestic Abuse, Emotional Abuse, Love Partnerships, Mental Abuse, Parenting Styles, Sexual Addiction

Spiritual: Are You Sensitive, Mystical Guidance, Spirituality

Each health area has supporting information and its own questionnaire.

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All areas of health are interlinked

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Find your initial focus

You might think that physical, financial and mental health are quite separate, and for some people they are. However, often a problem in one area has a knock-on effect on others. Losing your job can lead to anxiety and depression, which can turn you to drink and impact your health.

You might have a severe issue in one area but that can lead to problems in other areas, and the people treating you for the first problem won’t be equipped to deal with these linked issues.

For example, doctors and nurses can treat you for a physical problem but can’t advise you about your job or finances.  Nor for the anxiety that comes with it, apart from prescribing some drugs, which might or might not be the best solution.

We encourage you to take a holistic view – we look at all areas and offer support across the whole spectrum.

health areas interlinked

Even this view of health is simplistic, as you’ll discover later if you go down that route.  You might want to consider overall health, or wellness or wellbeing, which include additional types of health, such as occupational health (how you are in your job).   Then there’s happiness and quality of life – how do these fit?

If you’re interested in that, click the link here to see more information.

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A Butterfly Life: 4 Keys to More Happiness, Better Health and Letting Your True Self Shine

Times of change can be a challenge, no doubt! Whether it’s a relationship breakup, job loss, or being diagnosed with a serious health issue. Or you may WANT things to be different, but it feels a little scary or overwhelming. The butterfly reminds us change can be beautiful, even necessary, in order to realize our full potential and live our best life.