I found this quiz on the weekend that I wanted to share with you. It’s called the Energy Audit. It asks a series of questions about your performance at work, how you feel at work, whether you are doing the things you want to do etc and then ranks you out of 100% on being physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally energized. I scored 40%, lowest on the mental energy score which I would tend to agree with. I received an email in my inbox highlighting the problematic statements I affirmed, which helps me to hone in on what to improve. None of them surprise me, I knew they were bad as soon as I clicked them:
- I often eat lunch at my desk, if I eat lunch at all.
- I frequently find myself feeling irritable, impatient or anxious at work, especially when demand is high.
- I have difficulty focusing on one thing at a time and I am easily distracted during the day, especially by email.
- I spend much of my time reacting to immediate demands rather than focusing on activities with longer-term value and leverage.
- I rarely have any time when my mind is quiet and free of thoughts.
- My decisions at work are often more influenced by external demands than by a strong, clear sense of my own purpose.
I have to admit, if I had done this test this time last year, the scores would have been a whole lot different. Since then, and since the inception of this blog, I have made a lot more positive changes.