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Occupational Wellness

Occupational wellness is the ability to achieve a balance between work and leisure in a way that promotes health, a sense of personal satisfaction and is (for most people) financially rewarding. A person who is doing exactly what they want to do in life and is comfortable and content with their work and leisure plans is in a healthy state of occupational wellness. Our attitude and ability to effectively deal with work, school, and career goals greatly affect wellness, performance, interactions with others and overall success.

Signs of Occupational Wellness

  • Engaging in motivating and interesting work
  • Understanding how to balance your work with leisure time
  • Working in a way that fits into your personal learning style
  • Communicating and collaborating with others
  • Working independently and with others
  • Feeling inspired and challenged at work
  • Feeling good at the end of the day about the work your accomplished

Improving Occupational Wellness

  • Don’t settle, keep motivated, and work towards what you want
  • Increase your knowledge and skills to accomplish your goals
  • Find the benefits and positives in your current job
  • Enjoy what you do, do what you enjoy
  • Create connections with your co-workers
  • Write out goals, create a plan to execute them, and then start working on your plan
  • Look for something new and/or talk to a career counselor if you feel stuck or unhappy