This week in my Self-Care Series I’m focusing on my occupational wellness. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA’s) defines occupational wellness as “personal satisfaction and enrichment derived from one’s work”

This is a rather slow season at my job. Not a ton of people are traveling to Nashville during these cold, tail-end pandemic months. That means I have to be proactive now in preparation for our busy season that will begin with warmer weather.

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As a society, we have tied productivity with success and I have bought into this. Of course, I feel better when I’m taking care of my responsibilities, but it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Balance is key. One of my favorite things about my company is that we believe in working hard and playing hard. Get everything done then rest and recuperate.

So this week, to focus on my occupational wellness, I am making a monthly to-do list for everything that needs to be done before the busy month of March sneaks up. I always make daily and weekly to-do lists because it helps me feel less overwhelmed. I’m one of those people that check my planner religiously. I’ve found if I write down all my tasks they become less daunting. As I complete tasks, I cross them out and it helps me feel so productive. Once my list is complete and all crossed out, I know I have earned my down time.

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Since I am trying to grow my blog and gain followers and viewers, I have been researching blogging tips. Some are helpful and encouraging while others make it seem nearly impossible to run a blog full-time while still having a life. The internet can be overwhelming, so it’s important to take everything here with a grain of salt. What works for someone might not work for me and vise versa.

I don’t have any unrealistic expectations for my blog. I doubt I will be able to support myself off of it anytime soon, but blogging is something I throughly enjoy. I’ve always loved writing. Even in middle school, I can remember filling notebook after notebook with silly stories and random thoughts. Writing is my outlet. When I can’t articulate myself, I go to the page to get the words out.

So for now, I will leave blogging as a hobby that brings me joy and comfort.

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Another way I plan to focus on my occupational wellness during this time is writing a list of my goals – for my career and my personal life. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day to day monotony and lose sight of everything we want to accomplish. Revisiting my goals is a great first step to making sure that I eventually accomplish them.

Thanks for reading another week in my Self-Care Series.

Interested in the previous weeks? Here’s some links! : Emotional Wellness: Week One & Social Wellness: Week Two.

Stay tuned for next week when I focus on my Intellectual Wellness!