My Work Makes Me Happy! I Love My Job Too Much!…Am I Crazy? - RADIO SHOW/AUDIO PODCAST: Solutions...with Courtney Anderson! (SwCA) Episode 071 - Originally aired 4/1/2014 9:00 AM - HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT series
In our HELP! SITUATION SPOTLIGHT™ series, we shine the light on challenges that community members have shared with me. This episode is, "My Work Makes Me Happy! I Love My Job Too Much!…Am I Crazy?”
First, congratulations! So many resources are provided to people who do not know how to find work they enjoy, people who have work that they are “good” at doing but that they are miserable in, people who are not able to find any work at all, people who have never been happy, etc., and you are that rare special gem who actually found work, you are happy in it…. and you are now questioning your sanity?!
It makes sense that you are confused. In the majority of work environments (and even social environments) being an unabashed and enthusiastic supporter of your happiness at work is rare. In addition to that rarity (or perhaps in relationship to it) it is often scorned and rejected.
If the majority is grousing about how miserable they are, how much they despise their work, their boss, their pay, etc., and you are beaming while sharing that you ecstatic about your work; there will often be very negative social group consequences. There are those who hide their happiness in order to blend in to their environments and escape the negative ramifications if their secret joy was to become known to others. This episode implores you not to do so.
It is damaging to hide your happiness. It is not healthy to pretend to be miserable when you really feel marvelous.
The solution is to [...]