Recent studies have shown that as women get older, they get sadder (whereas men get happier as they age). Author Marcus Buckingham cites these studies and offers solutions to this unhappy paradox in his book, “Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently.”
Want to learn more about what makes you happy? Buckingham designed a quiz called the Strong Life Test to help women find their “strongest life” — what he defines as the life that fulfills you and brings you happiness. The test is like a compass. He says it identifies your lead role and helps you to know where to start to look — in any domain of your life (as a spouse, relative, mother, or employee) — and to know what kind of moments are going to strengthen you the most, invigorate you the most, bring joy or excitement or fun, because they reflect who you are.
Ready to give it a try? Hit “start” on the quiz panel on the right.