Occupational Wellness in essence, is finding meaning and value through our work. The main ideas behind this include making good choices for long term success, managing our own expectations, working well with others, acquiring the necessary skills and tools to grow at your job. Other signs of occupational wellness include the ability to balance work with health and home, and having a positive attitude.
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You’re Not What You Do, but What You Do Matters
Work that we value. Why occupational wellness matters.
People who find their work meaningful have greater job satisfaction, better mental health and a more positive outlook. (1) In general what gives work meaning is the contribution we make to those around us and how much we feel our job matters in our community.
Being involved in meaningful work provides a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment that is essential to wellness. We all need work that challenges us and brings us joy.