How to Support Occupational Wellness

Depending on who you ask, there can be as many as five to twelve different types of wellness. One of those types is known as occupational wellness. Simply put, occupational wellness has to do with the satisfaction you feel surrounding the work you do and your work-life balance. Our jobs and careers take up a large portion of our lives, so it is important to nurture that aspect of life in order to thrive in life.

 Dr. Paul Drago is a health and wellness specialist who believes in taking a holistic approach that balances nutrition, fitness, and mental health care. Today he shares his tips for practicing occupational wellness:

  • Think about what your career goals are, and make steps to work towards them. Write them down somewhere and refer to it when you need to.
  • Look for a career in a field that aligns with your personal values and interests. Occupational wellness has a lot to do with how satisfied you feel in the work you do. You don’t have to love every single thing about your job, but you should enjoy the overall work you do.
  • Try to find a healthy work-life balance. It is important to take breaks and not over-work yourself, and to find a career that supports this. 
  • Make connections and collaborate with your coworkers. Part of a healthy work environment is having good relationships with those around you. 

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