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Occupational Wellness

By Martha Robards

Occupational wellness, one of the eight aspects of wellness, is about enjoying your occupational endeavors and feeling like you are making a difference and contributing.

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Sometimes, however, occupational endeavors seem to be more about making a living and putting food on the table. There are times when enjoying our jobs and doing it just to have an income seem to collide.

If you don’t enjoy your current job, there are things you can do to help. You can try to find something that better suits you. To do that you have to know what suits you. You do have to take some time to get to know yourself and what you do and do not prefer. HINT: It takes time. Do what you can now, do the best you can where you are, be consistent and don’t give up. Your time will come.

Check Your Attitude

Sometimes simply changing our attitude about our own circumstances and position in our current jobs makes a big difference. Here are some tips to help you come up with ideas to make your current job more enjoyable:

  1. Get motivated to face the day to day. Do some positive self-talk. It’s okay.
  2. Keep your work in perspective. Do the best you can in your current situation, keeping the bigger picture in mind.
  3. Remember you are more than your work. You are not your job and your job is not you. It’s what you do.

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Make a Change

If you are looking for a different occupational opportunity, take your time, do your research and stay employed while you do that. Side hustles (aka moonlighting) are as popular now as ever.

When you look for something to earn extra money, keep in mind that it will take time, energy and organization to pull this off. You can do it, but have a plan. Do research to fully understand what is involved. Think about:

  1. How much time will be involved?
  2. What is the learning curve?
  3. What kind of training does it provide?
  4. Is it a solid company?
  5. Will you work from home?

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Mainly, be persistent and consistent in your efforts. Don’t let things easily discourage you. There are aspects about every job, every side hustle – every day life, that are not necessarily fun. Get through it with a smile.

I finally found one that’s worked for me for awhile. I love it.

Martha is owner of ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com, a business mentoring website.  Martha’s work consists of opening shopping accounts for an on-line wellness company (think Costco meets Amazon), presenting, speaking, mentoring and coaching and people building. You can reach Martha at 505-750-7847, by email at marthapmintl@gmail.com, on Facebook, here on LinkedIn, Twitter, or through her websites at RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com, here, here, or ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com. She’s not hard to find. For those in the Phoenix area, the next workshop will be on the topic of How To Make Your Home Non-toxic, February 20, 2018.

The photos in this article came from the TPNSystem.

 

Difficult to Control

So many things in our lives are difficult to control. When we have our own home-based business, again, there are many things that are difficult to control. Fortunately, there is help.

Time: We can’t control time. We can, however, control our own business hours. Make them, abide by them. Conversely, do not work during times that are not business hours. Your family will appreciate that.

It’s difficult to control runaway time, but when we begin to control our time more, we see how valuable it is. It makes good business sense.

Activities: We Can’t Control What Others Do. We can control only what we do. Do activities every day that will benefit and grow your business. INVITE, INTRODUCE, EXPLAIN, TEACH, COACH. Whatever it is that you do, do it. If you must make phone calls to make appointments, do it; or connect with people on LinkedIn or other business websites, do it; or go to networking meetings, do it. It’s difficult to control what others do, but when we begin focusing on our own actions, things begin to change.

Focus: We Can Only Focus on One Thing at a Time. Multi-tasking can be great and many people pride themselves on their skill at it, but really, when we have to give something our whole self, we must focus on that thing. That’s okay. By focusing on that one thing, we have control over what we are doing NOW.

I would love to hear your comments on this article. For more information on my home business, please contact me, Martha, by private message through LinkedIn, email at marthapmintl@gmail.com or by phone at 505-750-7847 (cell). My health and wellness website is www.RobardsHealthyLifestyles.com, and my mentoring website is www.ProfessionalMentorsInternational.com.