The past 18 months have been difficult for many reasons. It seems as if the world is on fire and division is running rampant over many issues. As the dust is beginning to settle, mental health and emotional wellbeing are being addressed and spotlighted more than ever. Understanding the root causes for the struggles that many people are facing is key. But don’t overlook the role a good career and work environment can have on helping you deal with mental and emotional struggles.
Here are a few ways your work environment can contribute to improving mental and emotional health:
Community: Outside of your immediate family, your closest co-workers will spend more time with you in a given week than anyone else. You can find a lot of happiness, satisfaction and support through supportive co-workers.
Income: They say money doesn’t buy happiness, but a consistent paycheck helps to reduce a lot of stresses. It can help you worry less about one of the most prevalent stressors so you can tackle other issues instead. Getting on the other side of poverty and chronic unemployment is a cornerstone from which to build a successful life and repair mental and emotional health.
Developing social contacts: A good employer should be concerned about your personal growth as well as the growth of the company. Growing your skills and abilities within an organization opens you up to networking and developing social connections that will make your career growth more attainable.
Self-Worth/Purpose: Perhaps the most important benefit of a meaningful career is what comes from within. Having a career that provides resources is important, but the meaningful quality of the work you provide carries with it an intrinsic benefit that should leave you fulfilled at the end of the day, week or month.
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