The Gallup Well Being Index is said to be the Dow Jones of personal health and well-being. The index allows you to measure and monitor the most important aspects of your life over time and quantify your overall health in relation to others.
After asking hundreds of questions about what differentiates a good life from a miserable one, Gallup was able to hone in on a series of questions that were strong and reliable predictors of key life outcomes. Therefore, the higher a woman rated these items, the better her chances of being engaged at work, having good health, and enjoying life in general.
Why Do We Use This Tool for Emotional Intelligence?
We use this instrument in the ThriveOn retreat for two purposes. One, it is a gateway into a conversation in how balanced you are in your emotional, social and physical health. We use it as a dashboard to how well we are balanced in our lives.
Secondly, Emotional intelligence is often correlated in research studies to many of the factors presented in the Gallup Well-Being research. Through this retreat, we move out of denial in areas you may not want to talk about. This is my favorite aspect of EQ development.
The more self awareness skills that are built in experiencing this work — the harder it is to hide from the aspects of your life needing attention and keeping you stuck in “survive” mode.
Welcome to this life-enriching work!!
The five essential elements of well-being: