Self-Care Quiz

as mentioned in my Banish Building Resilience – a Roadmap from Burnout to Breakthrough online (virtual) retreat and in my Self-Confidence made Simple book (the 7 Secrets of Supreme Self-Esteem for Women who want to live fulfilling, purposeful and prosperous Lives (Fabriqué en France Book 1) in which 16 French Women share their Confidence Secrets book.

Do you care enough about yourself to take proper care of yourself?

How well do you take care of yourself?

If you are not sure, try this short quiz. Allocate a number to each of these statements according to how well the statement applies to you:

  • 0 = Not at all
  • 1 = Just a little
  • 2 = Somewhat
  • 3 = Moderately
  • 4 = Quite a lot
  • 5 = Very much

1. My work demands often interfere with the rest of my life.
2. Someone else has control over my work schedule.
3. It’s a struggle to get time off from work when I need to.
4. I spend a lot of time responding to personal emails and phone calls when I am at work.
5. I don’t have time to exercise at all, never mind three times a week.
6. I have had to give up most of my hobbies.
7. I often sleep less than 8 hours per night.
8. I have frequent headaches, stomach aches and colds.
9. I catch myself making mistakes on the job increasingly often.
10. I always check my phone and email when I leave work.
11. It is difficult to focus my attention on the issue at hand.
12. I find myself worrying a lot about how I’ll get everything done.
13. I work more than 40 hours a week.
14. It’s hard not to be irritable or lose my temper.
15. I don’t have enough time to relax.
16. I frequently have to deal with work emergencies after hours.
17. I am tired all the time.
18. My family and friends are often mad at me for not being there for them.
19. I am often needed outside of work during work hours.
20. I drink more than 3 cups of coffee or more than 3 glasses of caffeinated soft drinks per day.

Self-care level:

  • 0-20 Very high
  • 21-40 High
  • 41-60 Moderate
  • 61-80 Low
  • 81-100 Very low

If your level is more than 40, you will benefit from taking better care of yourself. You’ll need to take better care of yourself if you want to prevent burnout.

  • In the first chapter of my Self-Confidence made Simple book (the 7 Secrets of Supreme Self-Esteem for Women who want to live fulfilling, purposeful and prosperous Lives (Fabriqué en France Book 1), my book Embracing Change – in 10 minutes a day (Simple Strategies, Smart Suggestions and Insight-giving Stories Fabriqué en France Book 3) and in my Banish Burnout online retreat, you will find practical suggestions about how to take care of yourself. Reading these suggestions is a good start but to benefit, you will have to apply them to have an impact on your life. 

I have structured the suggestions so that they are easy to apply, but if you want a bit more guidance and support, I would like to invite you to attend one of my Meditation with Horses retreats here in the south of France. Through equine-assisted experiential learning, my horses will help you to put the principles discussed in the book into practice.

Accept yourself. Love yourself as you are. Your finest work, your best movements, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you do that. You give others permission to do the same: to love themselves. Revel in self-love. Roll in it. Bask in it as you would in the sunshine.  Melodie Beattie.

If you have any questions, please contact me at margarethamontagu{at} I will be happy to help in any way I can.