Last week we talked about the ingredients to our wellbeing.
Did you give it any thought?
What areas are contributing to your wellbeing?
What areas are taking away from your wellbeing?
Over the next 5 weeks we’re going to dig a little deeper into Gallup's book Wellbeing and discover what makes each ingredient essential to our wellbeing. reCreate and Gallup want you to THRIVE!
The first ingredient: Career
We know that Career Wellbeing is about how you occupy your time or what you enjoy doing everyday. Seems simple enough, right? Gallup surveyed a population of people asking them:
“Do you like what you do each day?”
Guess what percentage answered a strong “yes”?
Surprisingly... only 20%!
Did you know that Career Wellbeing is most essential of the 5 ingredients?
Makes sense. We spend the majority of our lives working. It shapes our identity.
So let’s put your Career Wellbeing to the test. Answer these questions honestly:
1. Do you wake up every morning with something to look forward to?
2. Do you have the opportunity to use your Strengths everyday?
3. Do you feel you have a deep purpose for your life and a plan to attain your goals?
If you answered, “YES” to all 3 questions you should be thriving in Career Wellbeing!
We know, according to Gallup, those who have the opportunity to use their strengths everyday are 6x as likely to be engaged in their jobs and 3x as likely to report having an excellent quality of life.
If you answered no, that’s ok, here’s 3 recommendations from Gallup go get started on improving your Career Wellbeing:
1. Everyday use your Strengths. Haven't taken the StrengthsFinder assessment yet?! Click here!
2. Spend time with the people who encourage your growth and have a shared mission and purpose in life.
3. Take the leap and jump into more social time with friends or organizations you enjoy being around.
If you're curious of where you rank in your wellbeing, take the Gallup Wellbeing Finder: Click here!
reCreate's Strengths Mission
For strengths to come alive, we must have the opportunity to use them everyday and make them personal. We showcase our friends, family, clients and anyone who dares to show us the personal side to what strengths mean to them. These post are meant to encourage, inspire and connect you to having a life well-lived in strengths.
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