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.