Self-Care Quiz

as mentioned in Self-Confidence Made Simple: 16 French Women’s Confidence Secrets
Embracing Change – in 10 minutes a day -Simple Strategies, Smart Suggestions and Insight-giving Stories

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.

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 how well you care for yourself, 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. This is only the first chapter of the Self-Confidence made Simple book, you will find practical suggestions about how to take care of yourself in this chapter and in several of the chapters that follow. Reading these suggestions is not enough, you will have to apply them for them to have an impact on your life. Remember what Christine said? “I am confident because I look after myself.”

If you are reading my book Embracing Change – in 10 minutes a day -Simple Strategies, Smart Suggestions and Insight-giving Stories, you will find more information about how to be generous towards yourself in Self-Confidence made Simple.

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 our Connect with Horses mindfulness and meditation retreats here in the south of France. Through equine-assisted experiential learning, our horses will help you to put the principles discussed in the book into practice.

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

During a Connect with Horses Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat in the sun-blessed south of France, you will discover exactly how to take proper care of yourself, physically, mentally and spiritually. 

As you know, this quiz is part of my Self-Confidence made Simple book, a guide to becoming a woman who knows exactly who she is, who takes excellent care of herself, who leads a balanced and fulfilling life, who has a solid support network, who knows she has a lot to be grateful for, who knows how to forgive, who competently handles stress, who knows how to say NO without apologising and who knows that being ageless is all about attitude. 

I also publish a monthly newsletter, that offers ongoing support to the readers of my book and the participants in my retreats. When you subscribe, you will receive a free copy of my 10 Simple Steps to Instant Self-Confidence Guide as well as my Coping with Change Cheatsheet and Checklist. You can subscribe here: