Career Health Womens - Why Do you Do What You Do?
When considering how to
achieve a career goal or career health
womens choices are often limited through a variety of restrictions
posed by their family/homelife responsibilities and commitments.
Or, is it perhaps also the case that women have allowed themselves
to get caught up in the daily hustle and bustle, which understandably
cause them to side-step the importance of their career health and
Is it now worth asking yourself why you have or have not made a
particular career option? In all likelihoold there will have been a whole sequence of
events that has led you to your current career
But if you're not fully conscious of what has led you to where you are now, how can
you even begin to focus on
making any meaningful change to the way you work, to move
forward your career!
The aim of this article is to get you thinking about the various
factors that are personal to you and, how they impact on your
economic control, independence, flexibility and ultimately, your career health and wellness.
career health womens wellness
in the work place
If you're single and/or a full-blown career woman, a typical
working day is likely to take up a significant part of your
life. All the more reason that you should be getting the very
most out of your career.
Whether you're married, single, divorced, in a relationship,
or have children to support, you will have certain expectations
for your career health and wellness within your working
environment. These expectations will go beyond your financial
security and job satisfaction. For instance, issues around
change, work-related stress, your own flexibility and that of
career health - womens
The fast pace of 'change' and Workplace dynamics can put women
under immense stress. Whether these relate to concerns about
job security; worrying about not getting promotion; or even fear
of not living up to expectation; when it comes to career health
women can find themselves locked into a pattern of repeating the
same daily events which bring forth the same outcomes.
How women manage work-related issues will determine the level
of choice or control they feel they have over their work and
Women who perceive themselves as having little to
no control will more than likely experience the greatest
stress, because they go along
with the flow of change, with little comprehension of where
they're heading or how things are likely to unfold.
Yet, ongoing changes within the working environment will incur
ongoing choices having to be made by women. To maintain career
health womens awareness and ability to to deal adequately with
'change', stress, strains and other implications in the work
place will need to be developed.
career health womens choices
When we talk about career health and womens wellness all in the
same sentence, it is easy to assume that this relate specifically
to womens health and wellness in the workplace.
Without doubt, everyone benefits from employer-emphasis on work-
based health and wellness, since such programs will not only
lead to a more healthy, productive workforce, it will also improve
the overall quality of womens' working lives.
However, career health and womens wellness isn't just down to
how well an employer enhance the working environment. It is
equally about the quality of womens' personal working experiences and the rewards and satisfaction they derive from their work or business lives. It is also about the quality
time women are able to invest in the healthy practice of career goal setting
How clear are you about why you do the work that you do? Since
there are usually a number of factors at play when it comes to
making choices about your work or career, these will more than
likely be influenced by choice, necessity, or even a combination
of the two.
Some of these factors may well include childcare commitments,
financial/economic reasons, caring responsibilities, a need for
greater working flexibility or even personal ambition etc.,
All of these will be significant to maintaining a career health
For instance, let's say that your goal is to get a job in
senior management. What is it about a senior management post
that appeals to you? Is it 'status' or is your ultimate and
most significant aim being that rising up through the ranks will
ultimately earn you financial security? How important is your
job description and job satisfaction?
When it comes to career health womens choice of work will account
for the majority of their waking lives. So to ensure optimal health
and wellness, as well as career health - women will need to be
sure they're making the right choices for themselves.
career health - womens
You may have the ideal job that will guarantee you financial
stability but how ideal is it really? To what extent will a
hefty salary make up for the fact that:
Your job requirements goes against your personal values
Your job has you swimming with sharks
Your job makes heavy demands on you, affecting both your
psychological, emotional and mental wellness
Your job commitments means your
social and/or home life are
As you can see from the above, while the ultimate career health
womens aim might be financial security, how bearable are the
sacrifices you're making? Equally important, how sure are you
that you've made the right choices?
In a nutshell, the answer you need to satisfy yourself as to
your career health womens choice, is - does the end justify
the means? You'll need to give this careful consideration prior to
writing any of your career health womens goals.
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