Career Wellbeing 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 a meaningful way in our careers that make a positive impact on the organizations we work in and to society as a whole leads to healthy wellbeing.
Because what we do for a living encompasses so much of our time, it’s important for our overall wellbeing 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 career element of wellbeing recognizes personal satisfaction and enrichment in one’s life through work. At the center of career wellbeing is the premise that occupational development is related to one’s attitude about one’s work. Traveling a path toward your career wellness, you’ll contribute your unique gifts, skills and talents to 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 Career Wellbeing?
- I enjoy going to work most days?
- I have a manageable workload at work?
- I feel that I can talk to my boss and co-workers with problems arise?
- I have a healthy balance between work and life?
- I find meaning and purpose in my career?
- I have opportunities to further develop my skill set within my career?
If you answered “No” to any of the statements, it may indicate an area where you need to improve the state of balance within your career wellbeing.
Here are some resources you may consider:
- BCBS Health Coaching
- EAP, LifeMatters website (company password: LSSD1, select workplace>training)
- EAP, LifeMatters Onsite Training Presentations
- Check Out Professional Development Opportunities
- Greater Good in Education-Science-Based Practices for Kinder, Happier Schools