Does Our Profession Define Us?

You are what you eat. You are what you read. Are you, then, what you do for a living, too?

Working Is Good For The Soul, But So Are Other Things

Working gives us worth, which gives us value, which gives us self-esteem. High self-esteem is the foundation for literally everything we do — from conversing with a stranger to having the courage to ask for a raise to standing up for ourselves in a toxic relationship. All areas of our lives connect with one another, and work is an area obviously not excused from the overlap of the many life categories we fall into and balance.

So You Are Your Profession — Or Aren’t You?

The Inevitable Work/Life Balance Conundrum

Speaking of energy…I really thought we were on to something when the “Work/Life Balance” phrase was replaced with “Work/Life Integration.”

Conclusion

If you’re feeling like your entire self is being swallowed by who you are at work, make time for the things in life you enjoy in addition to your work, like spending time with friends, drinking ridiculously good wine and working more on your relationship instead of slaving over work reports that are already finished.

Life is better when we laugh. I write about the importance of mental health & believe our weirdness is what makes us great. https://ashleyalt.substack.com/

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