Just five minutes of your time can provide you with important career insights to help you be happier at work and reduce your stress in the process. The “L” in the LIGHTEN stress relief model stands for Livelihood or your career. For most of us, we will spend more hours at work than doing just about anything else. And for those of us with workaholic tendencies, we will work more hours than we sleep. Therefore, given the enormity of time involved with our career, it goes without saying that the happier we are at work, the less stressed we will be.
One of my wonderful LinkedIn connections, Nic Marks, has developed a 5-minute happiness test that examines where you are at right now and how you can become happier using five practical pathways to improve your experience at work. It also benchmarks your score by specific industry sectors, age, country, and organizational size.