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Loving the Work You Find

May 2, 2008

Sometimes it’s simply not optimal to go out and create a new career. Or perhaps you like your career, just not your current work environment.

Take a moment to think about everything you like and don’t like about your work. Think about the content of your work, the structure of your day, your colleagues, your salary, your work environment, opportunities for advancement, and how deeply you feel about the importance of the work. What is working and what is not working?

By making adjustments in a few key areas, you could make your job more exciting and rewarding for yourself. By using good communication skills you can enlist the support of your coworkers and supervisor to try to make these improvements. Ask for a raise, redecorate your office or request to join a new project. It is up to you to ask for what you need. You may be surprised by how easily you get it. Feeling happy and productive in the place you spend most of your time will dramatically increase your sense of well-being.

 

About the author

Joshua Rosenthal is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.