The Three Things Needed

Author: , 2012

There are a lot of things to consider that can make one happier than sadder. And, since most of us
work, there are things about work that can make us satisfied more often than not. So what are these?

Your Health
One of the first things for satisfying work is that you must be able to do whatever it is with good
health. It is tremendously difficult to be able to enjoy any aspect of work without feeling good. If you are having health issues of any kind, it is a matter of finding out what it would take to bring you to a better state of health.

Another thing is that you should not place yourself in a position where you are consumed by your work. You may have started out in your job being very excited and willing and capable of doing more and more. But, there is a balance necessary between work and play and a balance that must be part of your dedication.

If you put yourself into a position where work dominates your life, you could easily end up jeopardizing your health both physically and mentally. And, poor health would certainly impact your ability to enjoy your job. Keep work and life
balance a priority.

Satisfaction and Appreciation
There is also the need in any kind of work to feel and know that you have done a great job. There is nothing more debilitating to your psychic than toiling over a job without ever hearing that what you do is
appreciated or even that it is in anyway recognized.

You do not need to have great compliments passed to you for every job either, but even if it is just a once in a while recognition to keep the energy flowing.

Enjoy Your Work
Each one of these needs is a necessary part of really enjoying your work. Remember that you will spend more waking time at work than you will anyplace else for the rest of your working career so the sooner you can bring all these into balance, the better you will enjoy work.

Wisdom In This Poem
Find wisdom and reminders in this
motivational poem about taking time to play. You will find frustration, but also realization that just working all the time is not a good thing. We hope it encourages you to take time for you!

The Park Bench

Poet: Julie Hebert, 2012

On a typically hard
work day,
A break is often a need.
A few minutes to myself to think and unwind,
I walk at quite a low speed.

I walk and I walk until I tire,
Then look for a little park bench.
It is then that my mind races on through,
Until each of my thoughts have been quenched.

I think about how this is not where I wanted to be,
Come this day and age.
This often makes me feel depressed,
And soon after turns into rage.

So I sit and I watch as the children play,
On the field that is in my view.
Running and jumping and swinging with
Innocence and freedom shows through.

It is then that I realize that
children have it right,
No matter what's going on they still stop and play.
As adults we forget and let our work consume us,
And never allow ourselves to have a good day.

It's up to us to allow ourselves to just stop,
And take time to just stop and play.
If we don't find the time to unwind and have fun,
It will be ourselves that will be the one to pay.

Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
" As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself."
Adelle Davis

"Balance is not better time management, but better boundary management. Balance means making choices and enjoying those choices."
Betsy Jacobson

"Our life becomes happier when we learn to appreciate all that we have rather than letting our focus be on what we do not have."
Catherine Pulsifer

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