Would you score high in occupational wellness? Occupational wellness is an important part of everyone’s life as we spend most of our time at work during the day. If you imagine the perfect job; what would it look like? The traditional work setup has now evolved. Even if you still work the usual 9-5; some of us don’t have to go to the office as working from home has become more popular.
Occupational wellness is being able to achieve a balance between work and leisure with the freedom to make choices that promote personal satisfaction and career growth.
While workers are experiencing the pros and cons of working from home and at the office; a balance between life and work is still a major factor for workers to feel satisfied in their jobs, as The 2021 Global Employee Survey reports.
If you’ve ever wondered if you are doing well in your job; here are some questions to ask yourself to assess your occupational wellness.
- Do you have a clear vision of your career goals?
- Are you satisfied with your current job?
- Are you passionate about your work?
- Do you have or have you tried a sideline aside from your day job?
- Have you tried putting up a business?
- Do you feel excited to go to work?
- Are you able to pay your monthly bills with your current income?
- Are you open to learning about other income opportunities?
- Do you feel heard and supported in your workplace?
- Do you feel creative and productive when you are working?
These questions can help you assess your current job satisfaction. If you’ve answered more YES’ than No’s, then you can rate yourself as having good occupational wellness. However, it still best to consult with a professional, coach or mentor for any specific issues you have about your job or career goals.
Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Remember that your job should be in line with the rest of the 8 dimensions of wellness. If one of these is lacking then it will affect the other dimensions. Your job for example, directly affects your financial wellness. Also, if you do feel that you are looking for something more than what your current job or career path is offering; then maybe it is time to take the leap and embark on a new path. After all, it is never too late to start doing something new again as long as you are dedicated and SMART about it.