Work and self-fulfilment

At many social occasions one of the often talked-about questions is the idea of work. When you are at a dinner or lunch with someone, or perhaps even at an event like a meeting, strangers often end up straying into the conversation of work. And why not? After all, work occupies a large proportion of our daily lives.

In fact, nowadays, you may even argue that when you are not asleep, you spend most of your waking hours thinking about work. Some people may refute that, pointing that even when they are preparing to go to bed, work is the last thought they have before they drift off, and then when they wake up in the middle of the night (not “If”, but “When”, because it is a given that they will definitely wake up from all the stress), they think about their work and it keeps them awake.

There are two lines of thought at this point. Some people say that since you are awake, you might as well think about the work until your body drifts and lulls you back to sleep. Others think that thinking about work does not necessarily keep you awake, but thinking about it might send you back to sleep, especially if you perceive your job to be repetitive and boring. If you were a librarian, for example, thinking of the stock check you may have to do in the morning may bore you to sleep, or induce you to save your energy by going to sleep. But I have digressed – we talk about work a fair bit.

Does work keep one awake at night? Or does it send you to sleep? I suppose the fair answer would be how fulfilling your job is to you. Fulfillment – or a sense of it anyway – may be one of the most important things in a job, alongside money – so finding one that allows you to blend both to a degree is a useful important skill to learn.

As the Piano Teacher Stroud Green website mentions, learning is a balance of several factors. And self-fulfilment may just be the most important factor. How fulfilled are you at work? If you are feeling excited, and your work gives you a buzz, then good for you! But if you are feeling drained, and work is getting you down, a holiday break – even a short one at the seaside – may do you good, recharge your batteries. And if you ever need a place to stay, visit the Blue Mist accommodations. There are plenty to cater for couples, small families and groups!