Self-Assessment Record

“Self-Assessment Record,” Adjusting to Missionary Life (2013), 12–13


Directions:

For each item below, the second column lists the page number and section in this booklet where you can find tools and suggestions. Prayerfully choose one or two to try for a minimum of two to three weeks. Remember that many suggestions will take practice in order to be effective.

GENERAL

I’m having difficulty with:

Page, Section

responding positively to stress

17, A

responding to a “stress emergency”

20, B

helping other missionaries who are overstressed

20, C

PHYSICAL

I’m having difficulty with:

Page, Section

learning to work hard

23, A

staying healthy and energetic

24, B

managing head, stomach, or muscle pain

24, C

sleeping, going to bed on time

26, D

getting up on time

27, E

eating healthy foods

27, F

getting motivated to exercise

28, G

EMOTIONAL

I’m having difficulty with:

Page, Section

feeling homesick

29, A

feeling depressed or discouraged

30, B

feeling self-critical

31, C

feeling anxious or inadequate

32, D

feeling easily irritated or angry

33, E

feeling exhausted or unmotivated

33, F

worrying about loved ones at home

34, G

feeling lonely

34, H

SOCIAL

I’m having difficulty with:

Page, Section

talking with strangers

35, A

wanting to be alone

36, B

communicating openly with a companion

37, C

loving the people

38, D

getting along with mission leaders

38, E

managing sexual or romantic feelings

39, F

INTELLECTUAL

I’m having difficulty with:

Page, Section

learning the language

41, A

staying organized with goals and plans

41, B

not feeling as smart or as capable as others

43, C

SPIRITUAL

I’m having difficulty with:

Page, Section

learning to strengthen my testimony

45, A

learning to repent

46, B

learning to pray meaningfully

47, C

learning to love the scriptures

47, D

learning to rely on the Spirit

47, E