How happy are you with your life? Did you have a good life in 2016?

Survey 2016How happy were you in 2016? Did you have a good life in this past year? In other words, how will you assess your happiness, satisfaction, contentment with life, and subjective well-being, in the past year, 2016?




Below given is a survey that helps you analyze and take stock of your life in 2016, so that you can move on to the next year with a better awareness of yourself.

There are 50 statements in the survey given here, and each statement is related to one of the facets of your life. For each of the statements given, assign a number based on the key given below.

7) strongly agree
6) agree
5) slightly agree
4) neither agree nor disagree
3) slightly disagree
2) disagree
1) strongly disagree.




Statements

  1. I am happy with the current condition of my health …………………
  2. I am satisfied with my current income………………..
  3. I am satisfied with the quality of my relationships with my children ……………
  4. I am satisfied with the quality of my relationships with my parents ………….
  5. I am satisfied with the quality of my relationship with my spouse ……………..
  6. I am happy that I do not smoke……………..
  7. I am happy that I do not drink ……………….
  8. I am satisfied with my eating habits …………………..
  9. I enjoy my life at home …………………………..
  10. If I have another chance to live, I will choose the same family ………………….
  11. I am satisfied with the way in which I am treated in my workplace by my superiors………………
  12. I feel respected by my colleagues ………………..
  13. I feel respected by my family members……………………
  14. I have the freedom to choose many things in my life …………………………
  15. I did not have many bad experiences in personal life in 2016 ……………
  16. I did not have many bad experiences in my professional life in 2016 …………..
  17. I am not caught up in any toxic relationship with anyone ……………
  18. I have not wasted money on unnecessary purchases this year…………….
  19. I have often been able to make my near and dear ones happy this year…………….
  20. I have helped some people this year …………….
  21. I have done some creative activities this year ……………
  22. I feel that I have the capacity to do my duties and responsibilities well ………………
  23. I think that I am becoming a better person year after year……….
  24. I have the freedom to choose what I wear…………..
  25. I have the freedom to choose what I eat …………….
  26. I have the freedom to choose my friends …………..
  27. I feel that my life is meaningful…………..
  28. I know that, so far, I have got the most important things in life………………
  29. I do not regret anything………………
  30. I feel that I have learnt a lot from the negative experiences I had this year.
  31. All my basic needs are fulfilled ………………….
  32. I feel that I am safe almost all the time ………………….
  33. If I fall ill, there are people who will take care of me …………….
  34. There are people who will call me on the phone at least once in two days………….
  35. I live in a house that is comfortable enough for me ……………
  36. I am proud of my family and relatives…………….
  37. I am proud of my friends ……………….
  38. I have many personal achievements ………………….
  39. I have many professional achievements ………………..
  40. I am not stressed out or frustrated most of the time …………….
  41. I think that I am intelligent …………………
  42. I think that I am capable of learning new things……….
  43. I am an independent person ……………..
  44. I know that even when I grow old, I will still be independent …………….
  45. I don’t bother much about what others think of me ………….
  46. I know that I do my best in everything I do…………….
  47. I have very good friends who share with me their personal matters ………………..
  48. I don’t gossip or backbite………………
  49. Even though I have setbacks, I bounce back immediately. ……………
  50. I have a positive approach to life …………………..

How to read your score?

If you have a score of 300 to 350, you have had a very satisfied and happy life this years. You are a person who celebrates life! Kudos to you!

If your score is between 250 and 300, there are some areas you need to work on. You have a good life, but you are a work in progress!

If your score is between 200 and 250, you may be quite undecided about your life, or you may not be able to look at life objectively. Please talk to a friend or a family member, and get their help to get a better grasp of your life.

If your score is between 150 and 200, there may be areas of your life that need to be reconsidered. Such a re-consideration is best done with the help of a counselor or a trusted family member.

If your score is between 100 and 150, you may be leading a rather unhappy, unsatisfied life. Start making changes in the New Year, concentrating on your weakest areas first. Please get help from a psychologist or a counselor. It is not too late to build life anew!

If your score is between 50 and 100, it is very likely that you may be depressed, or have serious adjustment issues. Please visit a counselor or psychologist, to get your life back on track. That will be a good resolution for the New Year 2017.

Here’s to a contented, self-aware, satisfied, happy 2017! Let us welcome 2017 with open hearts and arms!




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