Whether you work on Wall Street or stay home and raise children, the work of your life has a significant impact on your identity, your happiness and your stress level. If you dont truly like what you do, you need a change, or your happiness and even your health can be affected. Whether you alter things about your current position so that you enjoy your days at work more, or you switch fields entirely, its important that youre spending your days doing something where you feel challenged (but not overwhelmed,) appreciated (but not desperately needed to the point that you cant take a day off), and where your strengths are being utilized, among other things. Without these and other key factors, you can be at risk for burnout. The following resources can help you better understand what factors make up a healthy work environment, what puts you at risk for burnout, and how to keep yourself healthy and happy at work.
- Job Stress and Your Health: You may be surprised when you find out just how much your health can be affected by stress. This article explains how this happens, and provides resources for health.
- The Job Burnout Quiz: Are you at risk for burnout? This quiz can help you evaluate your situation and find resources for help.
- Job Satisfaction: This article will help you to find more satisfaction at your current job, or know when its time for a change.