National Wellness Week: on Occupational Health

Each day during SAMHSA‘s National Wellness Week, we are looking at one of the Eight Dimensions of Wellness.

Today we look at Occupational Health – Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.

Some ideas about how to improve our occupational wellness from people attending the September Action Group meeting included:

  • I will talk openly and directly with my supervisor no matter what.
  • Each morning I write down the most important things to accomplish that day so the priorities get done.
  • I stay in touch with people – my network – so I can hear of new opportunities and share information with others.
  • I think about my hopes and dreams and work toward them.
  • Volunteering helps me have a life of purpose.
  • Leave work at work, so I can relax at home.
  • Focus on time management by holding myself accountable. Meeting deadlines early.