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Finding a Career That Feeds Your Soul

September 24, 2018

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Many people go through the motions of life unsatisfied in their jobs and unhappy with their career choice. Whether it’s a boss you don’t align with, a lack of work-life balance, or you simply lost interest in your role, having a job you don’t enjoy can become taxing on your soul.

The traditional workplace status quo has changed over the years, and employee expectations have risen with work environment and flexible hours being a higher priority than ever before. A job is no longer just a place to go to pay the bills; it’s also a place for personal development and growth. More and more people are seeing how important it is to find passion within their profession to put in their best effort, be productive, and feel accomplished at the end of the week.

How exactly do you know you’re not doing something you love? You’re likely waking up each day dreading the thought of going through another day doing something you have no attachment to, daydreaming of another life for yourself, or counting the seconds until the workweek is over. Eventually, being in a career that no longer feeds you will affect your mental, physical, and emotional well-being. Staying in a career that is making you unhappy can directly impact your home life, physical activity, and diet.  

That’s why, here at Integrative Nutrition, we consider career part of primary food – the things that feed you outside of the food you’re eating. Spirituality, relationships, and social life are a few examples of the things in your life that need to be fulfilled in order for you to thrive and be your truest self. When searching for the career that will do just that, finding something you’re passionate about that fills your soul with joy is an important part of feeling happy and nourished.

Here are some things to remember when exploring a new career:

Take each role as a learning step in your life.
It may feel like what you’re currently doing has no relevance to who you are and what you want to accomplish in life. But each day, you are taking another step on your path of life. Make small strides to get where you want to be, and take note of what fulfills you and what you don’t align with along the way. This will help in your career and your overall life.

There is always another opportunity out there.
Opportunity for change is endless, and there is only one person who can make the change toward being happier – you! Find what you truly love, and do what it takes to pursue it. It may feel funny to do something that is new to you, but this is what will help you grow and learn.  

You have the power to manifest a career that fulfills you.
Change your mind-set, do more outreach, and get inspired. Getting out there and making the moves toward your goal to find your true passion is all part of figuring out what career would satisfy you.

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