Occupational Wellness is the ability to get personal fulfillment from our jobs or our chosen career fields while still maintaining balance in our lives. Our desire to contribute in our careers to make a positive impact on the organizations we work in and to society as a whole leads to Occupational Wellness.
It is also the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure time, addressing workplace stress and building relationships with co-workers. It focuses on our search for a calling and 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 PATH TO OCCUPATIONAL WELLNESS
The Occupational Wellness element recognizes the need for 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 your work that are 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.
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 with 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.