How well
are you living?

Happiness matters. So how does your wellbeing compare with that of other Kiwis?

To find out, answer the statements over the next few pages, telling us how strongly you agree or disagree. You'll then see how your results stack up against the rest of New Zealand.

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Why do we need to know this?

Don't worry — we'll only use these details to show you how your score stacks up against other Kiwis.

"I lead a purposeful and meaningful life."

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"My social relationships are supportive and rewarding."

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"I am engaged and interested in my daily activities."

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"I actively contribute to the happiness and wellbeing of others."

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"I am competent and capable in the activities that are important to me."

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"I am a good person and lead a good life."

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"I am optimistic about my future."

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"People respect me."

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1 Here's your results:

 

Your score is than the national average

It can be hard in today's busy world to make time for ourselves. It looks like now is the perfect time for you to dedicate a few moments each day to improving your wellbeing. You matter!

It looks like you might have put yourself at the bottom of yout list of priorities. Make today the day you put yourself first and focus on your own wellbeing. Just tiny shifts in the way we do things each day can make a positive improvement to our wellbeing.

You're doing OK but with a few changes to the way you live your life, could see some positive changes in your wellbeing. Remember, your happiness matters.

You're generally enjoying positive wellbeing, but sometimes get distracted — easy to do in today's busy world. It's worth remembering wellbeing is a long-term state of being we all can aspire to, and just like our lives, can be a work in progress.

You know the choices you make have a direct impact on your wellbeing and you understand the things that make you happy and where you fit in the world. Keep heading in this direction and sharing wellbeing tips with people you care about when you can.

Good for you — you are living your life very well and are flourishing. Share wellbeing tips with someone you care about to see if you can help improve their wellbeing.

You are flourishing and the choices you make every day are contributing to your positive wellbeing. Why not share your wellbeing tips with someone you care about to see if you can help improve their wellbeing.

2 See how your Wellbeing choices stack up against other Kiwis:

These results are based on the mean / average response.

3 What next?

The Five Ways to Wellbeing

For five simple, free things that can help you flourish, click on each of the Five Winning Ways.

Find out about more winning ways to wellbeing from the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

Connect

Great news — getting together with friends, family or workmates on a social level is good for you. People who regularly socialise have the highest levels of wellbeing, and those who connect with others socially, every day, flourish the most.

Based on your answers, this is something that could help improve your wellbeing.

Give

Give to someone else. People who help and support others have higher wellbeing than those who don’t. Giving your time and effort to others benefits the other person, but it benefits you more.

Based on your answers, this is something that could help improve your wellbeing.

Take notice

Take time out to notice and appreciate your surroundings. People who do this regularly have greater wellbeing than those who don’t. So take time out to smell the roses!

Based on your answers, this is something that could help improve your wellbeing.

Keep learning

People who regularly learn new things have higher wellbeing than those who don’t. The secret is finding something you’re passionate about. Take up a hobby, or up-skill at work.

Based on your answers, this is something that could help improve your wellbeing.

Be active

Okay, so this one’s no surprise. How many of us are always vowing to do something active and never get around to it? Even a small increase in exercise boosts our wellbeing – so you don’t have to start training for a marathon - just get moving.

Based on your answers, this is something that could help improve your wellbeing.

4 Find out more

About the Sovereign Wellbeing Index

The Sovereign Wellbeing Index is the first national representation of wellbeing in New Zealand, defining how New Zealanders are faring on a personal and social level.

The index will continue to monitor the wellbeing of
New Zealanders over the next four years. If you would like to be involved in the next survey, please get in touch.

To see the full 2015 Sovereign Wellbeing report and find out how Kiwis compare to the rest of the world, visit the official results page.

View the results