Your Dashboard Tools

Here you can add some health background details which can be useful in setting the scene. GO!

 Values are what make you who you are – see how you understand what values are compared to beliefs and then enter your values. GO!

You can analyse your health to see where you are strong and weak, and where you can improve. GO!

You can take a health questionnaire to see how healthy you are. #questionnaire

See how your attitude to change can affect whether you make changes to your health. GO!

You locus of control determines whether you are a victim of circumstance or whether you are in control. GO!

it's 20 Jul, 2022 8:10 pm

Your Background

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Here you can add some background information about yourself.  You can add as much or as little as you feel comfortable with (you can always add more later), and you can even put random stuff in to see what it looks like!  No one will see this info apart from you.

Your main focus: Ageing
Your secondary focus: Physical health
You haven’t entered a last name
Location: I live here
You haven’t entered a phone number
Your feeling: I’m feeling optimistic
Date: June 13, 2022 3:41 pm
General Health Info: Some general stuff

Next Steps

There are five things you can look at as part of establishing your health – you will see these below.  You can tackle any or all of them now, or go back to your dashboard and address them later.

Your Values

Our values are what make us tick!  They are what we hold to be true – they motivate our actions and help us make decisions. They are universal concepts, which unite people. Values reflect how we have learned to think about how things should be, or how people should behave. It’s what we think is desirable.

Your behaviour is governed by your attitudes and values. You need to have worked out what these are, either by taking an online questionnaire, downloading a list and working out which apply to you, or just listing what you feel is important to you.

We show four approaches, and you can select which you would prefer to do. You can:
Enter your top 5 values (possibly after thinking about it for a time – we recommend getting paper and pen and brainstorming)
Download a list of possible values and select the 5 that apply most to you
Use the VIA Institute of Character approach – either download their list or do a test online
Use the Life Values Inventory approach – this is a complete programme in 5 steps which you sign on and complete online.

We would ideally like you to limit these to five values, although we’ll let you add a sixth if you feel you need to!

You said your background was: Some background stuff

Your first value was: 

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Your second value was:

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Your third value was:

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Your fourth value was:

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Your fifth value was:

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Your sixth value was:

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You can edit these values by clicking the button on the right

Your Strengths and Weaknesses

This is where you analyse your health.  We ask you to consider what you think of as your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to your health, and also what you feel you can build on and what’s holding you back.

Strengths

The things you said were strengths were- the things you’re good at

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Weaknesses

The things you said were your weaknesses – the things you feel you are not so good at

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Resources

The good things you feel you can use to build on and make improvements to your health

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Barriers

The things you said you felt might stop you improving your health

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Your Opportunities and Objectives

You said your opportunities – the things you think you will be able to improve – were:

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You said your objectives – the things you want to achieve – were:

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Click here to edit these

Overall health status and questionnaires

This is where you  look at your current state of health overall. This might involve taking a health questionnaire, and as explained there are three to consider. The first two you can download or do on our site – the third you have to do on their site.

You only want a quick overview of your health and wellness, and will dr.ill down in any areas needing work – use the Subjective Happiness Scale
You want to do a more detailed assessment and then focus on areas you’re already aware of – use the Oxford Happiness Scale
You want to look at the whole situation in detail – use the Testwell Holistic Lifestyle Questionnaire online. Select the most appropriate version – adult, older adult, teen or college. It has 50 questions and takes about 15-20 minutes.(note you can only do this on their site)

You reviewed how healthy you are by taking a questionnaire

The results and summary are shown below.

You took the SHS questionnaire
and said you'd: Complete it online
you scored 4
The summary from this was that you were:
as happy as the average person who has taken this test
Your overall health summary was: test summary

Click on the button below then edit details and click on the button at the bottom that says ‘Edit your overall health details’ and you will go to your dashboard. 

Your Attitude to Change

Your attitude to change affects how likely you are to make any improvements

Review your attitude to change

This section shows what you believe about your attitude to change, 

  

Your attitude to change summary was: summary to change
Your barriers to change summary was: stuff that stops me
You can edit these here

Your Locus of Control

Your locus of control determines whether things happen to you or whether you control your own destiny.

Review your locus of control

This section shows what you believe about your locus of control

Your locus of control score was: 11

  

Locus of control summary: summary of loc
You can edit these here

Values, Attitudes and Beliefs

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We all have our beliefs, attitudes and values – these have developed throughout our life based on who we are and what we have done. Let’s look at what these are.

The University of Reading explain: “People’s values, beliefs and attitudes are formed and bonded over time through the influences of family, friends, society and life experiences. So, by the time you’re an adult, you can hold very definite views on just about everything with a sense of “no one is going to change my mind”.

The combination of your personal values, beliefs and attitudes are your moral principles that guide you in life and affect your behaviour. However, your views can wildly differ to others and in an institution such as a school, these beliefs may be counter to the values of the school, child development or indeed the law.” 

Let’s look more closely at the differences between beliefs, attitudes and values.

Beliefs

These come from real experiences – we think our beliefs are based on reality, but in fact our beliefs colour our experiences; also, an original experience e.g. when we were a child is not the same as what’s happening now. Beliefs can be moral, religious or cultural and reflect who we are. They can be rational (‘it gets colder in winter’) or irrational (‘I am never going to make something of myself’).

Attitudes

This is an immediate belief or disposition about something specific. It is a recurring group of beliefs and behaviours aimed at specific groups, people, ideas or objects. They will normally be positive or negative and we will always behave that way to the target group. Examples of attitudes include confidence (I can or can’t do something), grateful (I an entitled to / grateful for XXX) and cheerful (I am generally happy / miserable).

Values

These are things (principles or qualities) that we hold in high regard or consider to be worthwhile or right / wrong. They are formed by a belief related to the worth of something – an idea or behaviour. Some values are common (e.g. family comes first, the value of friendship) or cultural (which the whole community have – see video at Study.com here)

The theory

Links to Wikipedia

Expectancy Value Theory suggests you balance your beliefs about something with the value you attach to it. The Theory of Reasoned Action suggests that beliefs and evaluation about behavioural outcomes determine attitudes, and intentions lead directly to behaviour.

Beliefs

Expressions of confidence – can change over time

Attitudes

Learned predispositions to something – are subject to change

Values

Ideals that guide our behaviour – Generally long lasting and often need life changing experience to change

Iceberg demonstrating implicit and explicit bias – from Owlcation

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Assess your overall health using a health questionnaire

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At YouDrive we try and help people improve their health. We use ‘health’ but we understand there are other terms such as wellbeing or even happiness that reflect how we are doing in our lives – if you’re interested in the different definitions and ideas see our page on the subject.

We want to help whether you have a particular problem – physical, financial or mental – or if you just want to improve some specific part of your life or just make some improvements overall.

You’d be surprised, but there has been a serious amount of scientific work done in this area over the last twenty years.

So first we allow you to assess your current health (or wellbeing, or happiness).  We do this by questionnaire.  Which one is determined by the type of person you are:

  1. You understand yourself well and want a quick overview of your health and wellness, and will drill down in any areas needing work
  2. You want to do a more detailed assessment and then focus on areas you’re already aware of
  3. You want to look at the whole situation in detail – this has to be done on its original site.

By the way, we take your privacy seriously – we collect information that you choose to provide but we de-identify it as much as possible and will never share it with anyone without your explicit consent.

You can then drill down into some specific areas and there are more questionnaires to see your situation in these particular areas.  We provide you with specific information and refer you to other potential aspects of help. Our next step is to build a personalised action plan – for now we will make a suggestion for you to develop your own plan and then after a time you can see whether this has had a positive impact by retaking the test.

In future we will be engaging with medical and behavioural specialists to devise action plans for individual people with specific situations.

We have an overall questionnaire which you can complete which will assess your current state.

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Add your attitude to change - see how you view changes in your life

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Do you need to change?

No matter how healthy you are at the moment, the chances are that there are some areas you could improve. It may be that you have a real problem in one or more areas, and you would like to make some improvements.

At YouDrive we accept that there are many different degrees of ‘not wellness’ in a large number of different health areas, ranging from physical illness such as covid-19 through mental illness such as anxiety through to financial problems like debt.  We try and help where the problem ranges from ‘slight’ to quite bad’ – after this expert help and intervention may be needed.

However, especially in these times, we have to try and make these changes ourselves, possibly with some help from others, whether remotely or face to face.

The thing is, to make an improvement we have to change some things.

This involves changing our behaviour in some respects, and that’s not always easy.

Henry Ford, the creator of the assembly line, is quoted as saying “if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got”.  

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Another way of looking at this: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” – attributed to Albert Einstein.

Consequently we need to make some changes.  The problem is that we have already developed a lot of habits, some of which we need to break and replace by better ones.  Some of our bad habits have become entrenched, and the bad results they create in turn engender further bad habits to develop – in effect the bad habits can feed on themselves.

We need to understand how we can make changes and stick to them, and that’s what this part of your health profile is about.

It will involve some learning, through reading, some videos and some additional information and also seeing how you react to change currently.

It will also ask you to consider whether you feel you are in charge of your future, or whether you feel it’s all fate.

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Locus of Control

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  • We want to help people in all aspects of their health  – physical, financial and mental. We also provide detailed explanations of how overall health (or well-being) is measured.
  • We believe these things are often linked, so we try and address health holistically. We are building templates, questionnaires and exercises to help you identify what’s important to you.
  • We think people should try and take responsibility for  of their own health as much as they can.  See below for what that means.

People look at things differently.  Some people believe things happen to them, while others believe they can influence what happens to them. Technically this is called the ‘locus of control’.  People can have an Internal or external Locus of Control

So how do you see things?

Psychology Today have a 15 minute test which gives you a summary of your position you can buy the detailed results if you want to.

My Personality Test have a 10 minute test which gives you a summary.

People tend to take more responsibility (locus gets more internal) as they get older.  However, external isn’t always bad – for example if you are physically unable to do some things you can accept it and focus on the things you can do.  This American video explains the concept and gives examples of how this can affect relationships.

locus of control

Internal

  • More likely to take responsibility for actions
  • Tend to be less influenced by others

External

  • Blame outside forces for what happens
  • Don’t believe they can change their situation themselves

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A Butterfly Life: 4 Keys to More Happiness, Better Health and Letting Your True Self Shine

Times of change can be a challenge, no doubt! Whether it’s a relationship breakup, job loss, or being diagnosed with a serious health issue. Or you may WANT things to be different, but it feels a little scary or overwhelming. The butterfly reminds us change can be beautiful, even necessary, in order to realize our full potential and live our best life.