01 May What is Occupational Wellness?
Occupational wellness is about the happiness and fulfillment that you get from your work. It has been defined as the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with coworkers. It focuses on our search for a calling involves exploring various career options and finding where you fit. Because what we do for a living encompasses so much of our time, it’s important for our overall well-being to do what we love and love what we do.
When people are doing what they were meant to do, they deepen their sense of meaning and purpose. The occupational dimension of wellness recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work. At the center of occupational wellness is the premise that occupational development is related to one’s attitude about one’s work. Traveling a path toward your occupational wellness, you’ll contribute your unique gifts, skills, and talents to work that is both personally meaningful and rewarding.
You’ll convey your values through your involvement in activities that are gratifying for you. The choice of profession, job satisfaction, career ambitions, and personal performance are all important components of your path’s terrain”
Tips for optimal occupational wellness:
- Setting career goals that reflect your personal goals
- Finding work that you enjoy
- Looking for opportunities to learn and grow in your work
How to explore the occupational dimension:
- Making friends at work
- Participating in work-related social activities
- Finding work that is meaningful to you
- Setting career goals
Questions to consider:
- “Are you engaged in the process of occupational wellness??
- “Do I enjoy going to work most days?”
- “Do I have a manageable workload at work?”
- “Do I feel that I can talk to my boss and co-workers when problems arise?”
If you answered “No” to any of the questions, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of your occupational wellness.