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career happiness

The Importance of Happiness in Your Career

Happiness in one’s career is important because it can lead to increased job satisfaction, motivation, creativity, and productivity.

It can also make building and maintaining positive relationships with colleagues and managers easier, which creates a better work environment. 

The best way to find happiness in your life and career is to consider your values, interests, and passions. 

If you’re passionate about caring for others and helping older adults live a high quality of life, a senior living community may be the perfect match for you. 

Senior living communities allow older adults to live healthy and happy lives while being provided with the best care, and being a part of that can make you feel a sense of purpose. 

Learn more about what defines happiness in a job, how to find a career that makes you happy, the benefits of a career in senior living, and how to become a part of our Kensington family.

How important is your career to your personal happiness?

Your career can be an essential factor in your overall happiness, as it can provide a sense of purpose, financial stability, and personal fulfillment.

When you can find a career that offers a loving and homey environment, friendly coworkers, and supportive supervisors, it’ll improve your days and overall mood.

But a career that you love is only one part of maintaining personal happiness. 

The health of your relationships, your physical and mental well-being, and your engagement in hobbies and interests all factor into your quality of life. 

Rather than solely relying on your career for happiness, you must figure out the perfect work-life balance for yourself and your family.

What defines happiness in a job?

Happiness with your job can be defined as a positive and satisfying emotional state resulting from the fulfillment of personal needs and values through one’s work. 

Some factors that may contribute to happiness in a job include: 

  • A sense of purpose and meaning in one’s work 
  • A good balance between work and personal life 
  • Opportunities for growth and development 
  • Positive relationships with coworkers and supervisors
  • Fair compensation and benefits
  • A positive and supportive work environment

It’s worth noting that what makes a job satisfying and fulfilling varies from person to person.

Some may find happiness in a high-pressure work environment, while others may find it in a more relaxing environment. 

Perhaps, you like to stay up to date on medical advancements and treat health conditions, if this is the case, you may make an excellent healthcare professional. 

Or, you may enjoy watching people improve their gut health and preparing delicious meals, in that case, you may benefit from a career as a chef or dietary aid.

The Kensington Sierra Madre has many career opportunities in our communities if you feel passionate about helping seniors.

How do you find a career that makes you happy?

Finding a job that makes you happy can be a challenging process, but there are a few steps you can take to help you find the right fit. 

Take some time to think about your values, interests, strengths, and passions. Self-reflection will help you gain insight into what is most important to you in a career. 

Research different careers that align with your interests and skills or find out if job shadowing is a possibility. Job shadowing or interning can give you a better idea of what a job is really like and whether it’s a good fit for you. In senior living, there are many different paths to take! Which makes this a great field to try different avenues and see what you like best. 

Ask people who work in the field you’re interested in what they like and dislike about their job and any advice they may have. 

Be open to exploring different career options and be willing to consider jobs that may not have been on your radar.

Finding a career that makes you happy may take some time and effort, and may even involve some trial and error. 

Remember that it’s okay to change careers or try new things if you’re not happy in your current job. 

A career in senior living with The Kensington Sierra Madre 

Many people find happiness when they begin their career at a senior living community because they feel that they’re making a positive difference in the lives of aging adults. 

It can be rewarding and fulfilling to take care of others in need. Especially when you know your support is helping them maintain or improve their health. 

Working with seniors can also be fun and educational. You get the chance to meet people from all different cultures and backgrounds who have had different experiences in life, that you may not have met otherwise. 

Additionally, a senior living community such as The Kensington Sierra Madre helps you maintain a good work-life balance.

Our employees’ mental and physical health is important to us, so we do as much as possible to ensure they are taking care of themselves and offer flexible scheduling and paid time off. 

We want to watch you grow both personally and professionally and will support you in achieving your goals.

Surround yourself with a team that feels like family 

The Kensington Sierra Madre is an enhanced assisted living and memory care community that is passionate about helping our residents live high-quality lives. 

We help residents with even the highest care needs, which is why we offer specialized services, Alzheimer’s care, dementia care, caregiver resources, and events to support our resident’s families. 

Our Promise is to love and care for our residents like we do our own family, and we show our team members that same love and support. 

Some of the benefits we offer our team members include: 

  • Competitive salaries 
  • Health, life, 401K & other benefits 
  • Generous paid time off
  • Flexible scheduling 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Complimentary lunches & dinners

If you’re interested in learning more about our communities, you can take a virtual tour and read more about our founders

Contact us today to apply for one of our positions!

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