Having a sense of purpose, something that feels important or worth accomplishing, seems to help with health and mood. Jobs where there is little control over tasks or room for input about the tasks may increase risk of work burnout more than similar jobs that include some room for personal control or input - autonomy.
Helping others can increase positive feelings and improve physical health, and focusing on gratitude may also have a positive effect on mood.
For more information:
Peace is freedom to work with some autonomy, (peace-is-happy.org).
Peace is enough employees for the job, - regarding work burnout, (peace-is-happy,org).
A reminder to count your blessings, (transcendingsquare.com).
7 Scientific Benefits of Helping Others, (MentalFloss.com).
Introduction to Effective Altruism - a non-profit organization that helps volunteers find non-profit organizations that could use their skill set or meets their interests. (effectivealtruism.org).
/Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes within the guidelines of fair use. While I am a Registered Dietitian this information is not intended to provide individual health guidance. Please see a health professional for individual health care purposes./
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