I’m grateful for waking up occupationally. Waking up means that I’m honoring my wellness in my occupation; I’m following the path of my highest good; and I’m not working against myself in my thoughts, beliefs, and actions about where I am occupationally. Occupational wellness is so important. This is an area I’ve had many transitions. For a long time, I’ve felt like I was fighting against myself, when my true inner calling wants to work with a team again. I struggled a lot more than I needed to because I wasn’t letting myself shine. I was stretching myself too thin and something inside me felt like I was trying to get to a finish line that wasn’t mine. While I was writing this series, I started to get clear on what I truly wanted to be doing and the kind of environment I want to work in. I’m looking forward to see how this next chapter will unfold.
What I’ve discovered is that I love working with organizations who are serving a greater purpose and who treat their teams like the backbone that they are. I love environments that create space for people to rise up together. I’ve also discover greed from the top of a company trickles down in many unhealthy ways. Greed comes from lack, shared wealth comes from the energy of abundance. I spent years studying management styles from a human perspective. My experiences and path thus far help me project out the energy I want to reflect back to me in my occupational environment.
Today, I commit to igniting my occupational awareness. Any relationships I want in my life, including occupational, have to project out the energy I want reflected back to me. I can’t expect to have a healthy work environment if I’m not aligned with the energy of love, abundance, and peace. If I’m projecting conflict, because I’m living in inner conflict, I will attract conflict around me. I can’t pretend to be peaceful and expect to attract peace. I have to pay close attention to how I’m thinking, believing, and acting to see where I really am.
If I’m engaging in gossip, I’m in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. If I’m focused more on what others are doing rather than what I am or can be doing, I’m in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. If I’m self-abusing, judging, or shaming, I’m in the energy of fear, lack, and separation. People will only show up to be my mirrors.
Occupational wellness is about the energy I’m contributing to the environment. A couple important lessons I learned are when I stop needing a specific mirror, it will go away, and I’m as healthy or unhealthy as the environments we choose to stay in. When an environment no longer mirrors my energy, I move on from it. I’m always where I’m supposed to be until I’m not there anymore. These are the reminders I keep fresh in my mind as I very consciously work on my occupational wellness.
Today, I’m focusing on putting my energy into what I’m looking for in my occupational environment. The best way I know to do this is to write a list. Here are some of the questions I’m considering as I write my list:
- What does my relationship with my ideal boss or partner look like?
- What management style am I most comfortable with?
- What’s my ideal team environment?
- What do I want my co-worker interactions to look like?
- What special skills do I want to contribute to the team?
- How can I use my skills to contribute to a healthy and productive workplace?
- How do I want the community I serve to see this organization?
- What is my ideal physical working environment for optimal productivity?
- Who are my ideal clients I want to serve?
By writing all these out, I can see what I need to work on to get my energy in the right place to attract this occcupational environment. I have to become anything I’m looking for in someone or something else. That means my self-talk, thoughts, beliefs, and actions all have to be in line with what I want to receive. Faking it doesn’t work, I have to do the work to make sure my inner world is matching what I want to see in my outer world. There is no one to blame for any mirrors that are showing up in my life, I have to project in order to reflect. That is something I have the ability to work on.