Since we spend such a large percentage of our lives at work, when we’re unsatisfied it can bleed into many parts of our lives. The below worksheets can help clients gain clarity in better aligning their jobs with their expectations and values.
Evaluate Core Values
Clients can start by taking a moment to look at their core values – aspects and qualities that are important to them. A list of examples is provided to get the brainstorming process going. Whether core values are acknowledged consciously or not, they undeniably play an important role in life satisfaction. When we live our lives in harmony with our values, there is less tension in the decisions we make. These 3 pages will get clients thinking about which qualities they prize most and how they can embody them in their lives.
Reflect on How Time is Spent
This worksheet is about looking at how clients spend their time. It starts by breaking down weekend time vs weekday time. By dividing up job time vs leisure time, clients can see things like: which activities they’re drawn to outside of work, which activities they’d like to do more/less of, and which activities drain their energy.
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Find Purpose in Life
These 4 pages look at the big picture, philosophical purpose in each client’s life. It does so by drilling down into habits, interests, and skills they already possess. The goal is not necessarily to determine a job that the client should pursue, but rather to have them discover meaningful things to strive for.
Search for Meaningful Work
This mini workbook puts it all together – finding a job that is personally significant and fulfilling. The client will reflect on past jobs and evaluate the good and the bad. Then they’ll brainstorm interests they have and concrete ways they can begin to pursue each. There are additional guides to break down hobbies vs work and to provide advice on setting expectations about “dream jobs.”