The Mindfulness Test


Instructions: Please select how often you experienced each of the following statements within the past week.

1. I am aware of what thoughts are passing through my mind.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

2. I try to distract myself when I feel unpleasant emotions.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

3. When talking with other people, I am aware of their facial and body expressions.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

4. There are aspects of myself I don’t want to think about.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

5. When I shower, I am aware of how the water is running over my body.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

6. I try to stay busy to keep thoughts or feelings from coming to mind.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

7. When I am startled, I notice what is going on inside my body.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

8. I wish I could control my emotions more easily.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

9. When I walk outside, I am aware of smells or how the air feels against my face.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

10. I tell myself that I shouldn’t have certain thoughts.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

11. When someone asks how I am feeling, I can identify my emotions easily.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

12. There are things I try not to think about.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

13. I am aware of thoughts I’m having when my mood changes.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

14. I tell myself that I shouldn’t feel sad.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

15. I notice changes inside my body, like my heart beating faster or my muscles getting tense.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

16. If there is something I don’t want to think about, I’ll try many things to get it out of my mind.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

17. Whenever my emotions change, I am conscious of them immediately.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

18. I try to put my problems out of mind.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

19. When talking with other people, I am aware of the emotions I am experiencing.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often  

20. When I have a bad memory, I try to distract myself to make it go away.
Never   Rarely   Sometimes   Often   Very Often