However, achieving a greater degree of control over your work life
will determine the extent to which you can move forward with
your career. The more information you have, the more of an
informed choice you can make.
If you find yourself in a position where you need
to career forward move; to make a much needed career change or even to kick-start your
career health and wellness then it make sense to start walking
instead of standing still - (and I don't mean that literally)!
Your work or career choices can make a huge impact on your working
life. It is therefore important that you fully acquaint yourself
with as much information about your employer as you possibly can.
For instance, you'll want to know:In which direction do you want to career forward move
Do use the Health Womens Health Wheel to
help you assess where you are in this area of your 7 dimensions of health.
You will then need to direct some quality time and attention
to planning, career goal setting and reviewing your progress.
You will find all the material you need to help you
at Activity Goal Setting
Barriers to career forward
move for Stay-at-home-moms
While some stay at home mums are completely satisfied with their
lives and do not feel the need or desire for somthing more, others
will feel torn between the desire to be ever present for their
children and the desire for a greater degree of control and
independence over their lives.
It has already been established that in attaining
career health womens choices may ultimately be driven by
necessity. This will more than likely be closely related to
womens' responsibilities and roles of mother, carer etc., and will
therefore be the primary factor that influence any career option
For instance, the reasons why women choose to be stay at home moms
are as varied as are the solutions they subsequently use - such as
part-time work, work from home jobs etc., to
generate a second and often much needed home income.
However, part-time work for stay at home mums can present just
as great a challenge as having no meaningful work at all, other
than caring for your family. A recent comment from a
forum member sums up the reality for many part-time and stay at home mums:
"Part time work, which many mums do, is very dispiriting in my
experience. And if you don't have a job, it can be hard to feel
good about what you've done all day, even if you have been
contributing to the procreation of the human race (ie changing
The position is even more dire for stay-at-home moms, those
working part-time who also happen to be single mums.
career forward move -choices
Regardless of current circumstances, to maintain work or career
health womens' career forward move solutions will need to include
strategies for tapping into their self-awareness; exploring
thoroughly any career option; and goal setting with precision to
achieve their career health goals.
Whether your career health and
wellness aspiration or goal is to become the next super model;
or to be head of sales; or to become a work from home mom; or to
research an Internet home work income business or even to explore
that career opportunity you've been thinking about, your career
option, or career forward move goal will be dictated by the degree of autonomy
and control you perceive you have over your own life.
You won't simply be handed 'control', you must learn to
take control of your particular situation and explore all your
available options - even when some of these may seem beyond your
If you are serious about a career forward move, or about getting the right job; or
working for yourself; or enhancing your chances of getting
promotion; or even getting a job with better working conditions,
you need to have a plan of action. This applies irrespective of
your marital/employment status.
As with all goals, motivation or just wanting them isn't enough.
And the old saying - "where there's a will there's a way", will
most definately ring true. A commitment to a career forward
move will spring from discipline.
You can begin your career forward move planning by gathering as
much information as possible about the job, pay, home income or
work conditions that you have in mind. Remember also that
information allows you to make informed decisions and extends
the choices you have.
You will also need to give consideration to the amount of time you
will invest in yourself - i.e. say an hour each week that you will
spend on improving your work skills; or learning about you -
what it is exactly you need and how you will further benefit
from your job; or even what knowledge, experience, interests,
pastimes or hobbies you could develop into a
Work From Home, Part-Time or Full-Time Income.
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