What is occupational wellness? And how can it be achieved?

Updated: Jan 11

The last post of our 7-part wellness series, “What is occupational wellness? And how can it be achieved?” A job that doesn’t align with your values, that is uninteresting to you, or that is overly stressful will eventually wear you down. 


  1. Feeling motivated by your work.

  2. Finding your work interesting.

  3. Still finding inspiration in what you do.

  4. Feeling good about all you have accomplished at work today. 

  5. Being able to separate work life from home life.


— Happy at work

When you are doing exactly what you want to do in life, when work lines up with your values, when you find your work interesting…. you have achieved occupational wellness. Your work performance is improved, your interactions with those around is positive, and to me, that is a state of success.

— Balance

Finding a balance between work life and home life is super important. Find what works for you. Scheduling family time, play time and leisure time is a sure way to make it happen. Don’t be afraid to it all down in your calendar. You need to be and feel 100% to be able to show up for others at your best.

— Unitask

When we try multitasking, we are just spending our time in “divided attention. Once interrupted, it takes on average 23 minutes to get our focus back on task… What a waste of precious time. Solution: focus on the project at hand. Finish that first before moving on to the next thing.


  1. Keep yourself motivated by your work. This could mean increasing your skill and knowledge. Maybe an online course a course that your work place offers its employees.

  2. Remind yourself of the reasons why you took the job in the 1st place. What it for the benefits? Was it a passion that you have for this line of work?

  3. Choose happiness. This may sound silly, but try to focus more on the positive and less on the negative. If this means getting counselling, or talking to someone close to you who can guide you back towards a positive outlook.. please do so. You are worth it.

Yours in health ~ Nancy Shimmy

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