July Work/Life Line: Finding Career Happiness
Contributed by Katie Sack
Do you need a career kick-starter? People take jobs for many reasons: they like the organization, the job pays well, they love the type of work….the list goes on and on. However, your performance level can often be tied to whether you enjoy the work that you do every day or you just work the job to earn a paycheck.
Being happy in your career improves quality of life and happiness overall, so follow these tips to finding career happiness and loving what you do:
- Exercise – besides being good for your mind and body, regular exercise can also increase job satisfaction. Whether it’s a daily walk during lunch, early-morning gym session, or afternoon yoga class, doing a physical activity that you enjoy will improve overall happiness at home and at work.
- Get enough sleep – for most people, this is 7-8 hours per night. The amount of sleep you get influences your attitude at work, and being well-rested will make for a happier and more productive workday.
- Find a balance – don’t bring work home regularly, and don’t stress about it when you’re not there
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Come learn more about finding career happiness and being satisfied with your work! This month’s Lunch and learn, Loving What You Do: Finding Job Satisfaction, will offer great tips on finding the career satisfaction that you want:
- July 10th, 12:00pm-1:00pm – Peggy Ryan Williams HR Conference Room: Are you searching for the ideal career? Is it time to make something happen in your professional life? Still not sure of your career or career goals? It all starts with your VISA – and not the card you may carry in your wallet. Come join this workshop to identify what is important to you and to explore strategies on how to get there. John Bradac, Director of Career Services, will lead workshop attendees through a fun and thought-provoking exercise which will use the VISA tool to help you begin to look at your own career goals. RSVPs are appreciated to email@example.com or 274-8000.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 274-8000. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.