Let’s Put Ourselves to the Test

Monday, February, 1, 2016 < Back to Blog Posts

Whether you are new to my Remifemin® thoughts, or a veteran of reading my posts on this menopausal journey we share, you know I have a theory. That theory is: you have to take the time to be good to yourself through menopause. Remifemin is one tool in your arsenal against this often difficult time in life for many women. I hear from many ladies who have not really taken the time in their lives to do a lot for themselves…they’ve been doing so much for other people.
So, how do you know if you are really taking the right approach to how you treat yourself? Since we all love those self-tests (they are all the rage on Facebook®!), I found a self-esteem test in a book called The Big Book of Personality Tests, by Salvatore V. Didato, Ph.D.  I think taking this test is a helpful way to open up the subject and take a healthy look at ourselves. Being good to yourself comes down to having balanced self-esteem and a balanced outlook. That can be a real struggle in menopause, but acknowledging the importance and doing a little “self-work” can make a difference.  
Take this quiz and answer honestly, it’s between you and yourself.
1)        I am usually comfortable and poised among strangers.
True              False
2)        I am often jealous or envious of others.
True  False
3)        I always accept compliments without feeling embarrassed or nervous.
True   False
4)        I openly show recognition and appreciation when others do something noteworthy.
True   False
5) I can almost always accept disagreements without feeling “put down.”
True   False
6) I strongly seek recognition and praise.
True   False
7) I am known as one who is hard to please.
True   False
8) I am often miffed if the opinions of others differ from mine.
True   False
9) I am sometimes embarrassed in public by those close to me.
True   False
10) I judge my worth by comparing myself to others.
True   False
Scoring is below.
According to the author, self-esteem is an interesting thing. Too much self-esteem fosters a distorted appraisal of yourself and you can come off as a narcissist. Too little self-esteem results in a critical, unhappy person. Changing your level of self-esteem is dependent on changing your thinking pattern. A big part of that is taking care of yourself and being good to yourself. See how you score on this test and if your self-esteem comes out on the low side; consider what you can do to change your thinking. Good thing Remifemin is here to help you with mood swings and irritability, along with hot flashes and occasional sleeplessness.*  Add being good to yourself to Remifemin and you have the recipe for a “do-able” menopausal journey.
Comment on this article and let me know how you are doing when it comes to being good to yourself, and tell me about your Remifemin experience!
 
Scoring: Total your score. Give yourself one point for each response that matches yours.
1. True  2.False  3.True  4.True  5.True  6.False  7.False  8.False  9.False  10. False
A score of 6 points or more: Your self-esteem is healthy and robust.
A score of 5 points or less: Your self-esteem could be stronger and needs a boost.
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