With everything that's been going on the past few weeks, it's all too easy to get overwhelmed and forget to mind your own mental and emotional state. Checking in with yourself and how you’re doing is especially important at a time like this — but when you’re in the thick of things, it’s easier said than done.
Fortunately, there's a helpful tool available that may just come in handy:
The PERMA Profiler, known as “a validated, 23-question survey that measures five pillars of well-being known as PERMA: Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment.” (PERMA Profiler, Yale Survey Qualtrics)
TAKE THE PERMA ASSESSMENT
Take the PERMA Profiler developed by Yale University here:
WHAT IS PERMA?
The PERMA Model was developed by Martin Seligman, a key figure in positive psychology. It is a framework of psychological well-being and happiness with five dimensions: Positive emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, and Accomplishment.
It's believed that by knowing where they stand in these dimensions, people can work towards a more meaningful, happy, and fulfilled life. Below are the aforementioned dimensions in greater detail:
P and N = Positive and Negative emotions
Emotions are one of the strongest indicators of our well-being. Each person experiences a wide range of emotions. While often classified into ‘positive’ and ‘negative’, emotions are instinctive and may be more appropriately appreciated “as-is” instead of positive/negative.
For the purpose of the PERMA Profiler, ‘positive’ emotions refers to “general tendencies toward feeling contentment and joy.” While, ‘negative’ emotion refers to “tendencies toward feeling, sad, anxious, and angry.” (P. Kern, 2015)