• Amba Brown

3 Reasons We All Need To Work

Updated: Nov 12, 2019

A job isn't just a job, it's who you are.

Even if somehow everything in life became free, humans still have many reasons to get up and go to work.

Don't believe me?

Here are 3 reasons working is more than just a job.

1. It Gives Us a Purpose

We have a place to go, a place to be, a role to get done and there are people we're accountable to. All these factors give us purpose.

The thing with having a purpose is it helps to increase our self-confidence, creates a place for us in this world and gives meaning to each day.


Our contribution to the world increases our self-fulfillment.

2. It Can Give You Natural Highs

You know the relief and happiness that comes after meeting a deadline or completing a task that you were freaking out about not getting done? This is a natural high that comes as a result of chemicals being released into our brain after we're stressed.

Naomi Coleman explains - "First, the hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline are released into our body, increasing our heart rate, bringing more oxygen to our lungs and releasing a surge of energy. This process temporarily boosts our energy, gives us temporary muscle power, forces us to breathe in a short and shallow way and allows our body to move quickly or reach an instant decision.

Once adrenaline is triggered, other feel-good chemicals called serotonin and endorphins flood our body to assess how well we've done our task. This is our body's way of rewarding itself for completing a job."


3. Making Big Decisions Helps Us Live Longer

Having a job that you're satisfied with & one where you're responsible for making big decisions has been found to be good for your mental and physical health. Long term resulting in living a longer, happier life.

If you want to read more about the research conducted to find these results - more info can be found here.

In summary: Work hard, have fun, and make a difference.


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