Fellow blogger Gretchen Rubin is always getting me to think about what I could be doing differently or slightly better to arrive at that happiness thing people are always talking about. She offers her readers a great happiness quiz on her post for The Huffington Post. Here’s an excerpt:
My friend Michael Melcher wrote an outstanding (and quite funny) book called The Creative Lawyer. He also has a terrific blog. The book is aimed at helping lawyers find more job satisfaction – whether within law or outside of law – but it’s also a valuable resource for anyone trying to understand himself or herself better.
Here’s a quiz, lightly adapted from The Creative Lawyer, to help you figure out your interests. Not what you wish interested you, but what actually interests you.
1. What part of the newspaper do you read first?
2. What are three books you’ve read in the past year?
3. As a child, what did you do in your free time?
4. What’s a goal that has been on your list for a few years?
5. What do you actually do with your free time? [This is perhaps the most helpful question. I finally switched careers from law to writing when it dawned on me that I was always writing books in my free time.]
6. What types of activities energize you?
7. What famous people intrigue you?