Be more than healthy, BE WELL! (Part 4)
Contributing Author: Mr. Kurtis Graves, Department of Physical Therapy
All aspects of wellness are interconnected, but people that are occupationally unwell readily identify work as negatively impacting the other spheres of their life. It is worthwhile to ask yourself these three questions:
- Do I enjoy going to work most days?
- Do I have a manageable workload?
- 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, then that can serve as a starting point for improving your workplace wellness. Some strategies for addressing these questions and managing occupational stress include:
- Stay motivated to advance your skillset so that you can perform work that energizes you
- Take time to acknowledge the benefits of your current job
- Establish connections with your co-workers, and bring workplace concerns to your boss in a professional manner
- Recognize the importance of the other seven areas of wellness and the impact they have on your work life
- Use short term goals to snowball successes while navigating your career path
Occupational wellness is achieved when you are solving the kinds of problems you enjoy solving, and are energized by your contributions to a larger cause. When the work you do conveys your values to the people you interact with, you’ve found a great career fit.
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