ACCORDING TO RESEARCH, HOW YOU OCCUPY EACH
DAY AND LIKING WHAT YOU DO EACH DAY HAS THE
MOST IMPACT ON YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING.
Gallup researchers did a comprehensive study of people in more than 150 countries. Their findings revealed that there are 5 universal, interconnected elements that shape our lives:
- Career Wellbeing: how you occupy your time and liking what you do each day
- Social Wellbeing: having strong realationships and love in your life
- Financial Wellbeing: effectively managing your economic life to reduce stress and increase security
- Physical Wellbeing: having good health and enough energy to get things done on a daily basis
- Community Wellbeing: the sense of engagement and involvement you have with the area where you live
Gallup researchers found that if a person was struggling in one area, chances are they would be struggling in another area.
Career wellbeing is arguably the most essential of the five elements.
Is there an element that is more important than the other?
Gallup researchers found that there is one element that is arguably the most essential of the five. Can you guess which one that is?
The research goes on to reveal that people with high career wellbeing are more than twice as likely to be thriving in their lives overall.
Regardless if you are a housewife, a CEO, a janitor, student, volunteer, retired, etc. what you spend your time doing each day shapes your identity.
Gallup reserearchers define career wellbeing as: How people occupy their time during the day and whether it is fulfilling.
And to be even more real – it’s referring to a person’s purpose and whether or not they’re truly living out their life purpose.
I don’t want to get “woo-woo,” here, and go down the path of “what is your purpose in life?” but this is what it all comes down to.
I used to think that I had to become a full time entrepreneur to live out my life purpose of motivating people to adopt healthy lifestyle habits and end the obesity epidemic but it turns out that I can do that while being a full time employee of Kaiser Permanente, being a mom of two kids under the age of three, maintain a harmonious marriage (depending on the tune), and establish myself as an expert in my field outside of “work” because everything that I do outside and inside work is in alignment with my life purpose.
With love, health and happiness,
Brenda V. Sillas, MBA, CHES, INHC