Want to Improve Your Mental Health in 2023? This 5-Question Quiz Will Tell You What to Focus On

Want to Improve Your Mental Health in 2023? This 5-Question Quiz Will Tell You What to Focus On

It’s not all about having all the answers.

Sometimes, it’s about having the best questions (which I guess lead to the right answers).

Asking ourselves good questions is something too many of us neglect doing.

So, here are 5 great questions to ponder if you’re looking to up your health and wellbeing and happiness game in 2023 …

via Inc.com by Jessica Stillman

The research-backed mental health quiz will tell you what to focus for the biggest boost in happiness.

Many people think that success brings happiness. But an absolute avalanche of research from some of the most respected names in psychology actually indicates the opposite is true. The happier you are the more likely you are to be successful. So if you’re determined to crush your business or career goals this year, one of the best things you could do to make that a reality is work on your happiness.

Which sounds daunting. Happiness can feel like an unstable mix of good luck, genetic predisposition, and hard-to-reprogram lifelong habits. How do you even begin to get a handle on a topic so big and figure out what concrete changes might make a real dent in your well-being this year?

You could sign up for years of therapy (and no one’s knocking therapy — many entrepreneurs swear by it), but if you’re looking for a quick, research-backed tool to understand what actions you can take on your own would move the needle most on your happiness, one clinical psychologist has a suggestion.

Test your overall mental health with just five questions.

The idea comes from psychologist Karen Nimmo who explained on Medium recently how she assesses the well-being of new patients. As a professional Nimmo sometimes relies on complex assessments to diagnose patients later on in treatment, but she actually starts with a much simpler test of all around well being.

The dead simple five question quiz is backed by considerable science and gives Nimmo a quick but useful snapshot of the mental health of each new patient. She insists it can also be self-administered if you’re looking to assess your own well-being and what you can do to improve it.

“The World Health Organization’s Wellbeing Index (WHO-5) is arguably the simplest way to check in on yourself,” Nimmo writes, explaining “The WHO-5 has been widely used to assess wellbeing in research and clinical settings, has high validity and has been used in studies all over the world.”

To take the quiz asks you to assess how often, over the previous two weeks, you’ve felt five categories of positive emotion …

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