If you are looking at your job as a source of satisfaction at work, then you may be looking in the wrong place. Job satisfaction is not as much about the job itself as it is about how you hold the circumstances of your job in your mind. Quality of life in the workplace comes when you separate who you are from "the job" when you can look at what you do as a source of energy, fulfillment and learning.
Burt Woolf, founder and CEO of the Center for Quality of Life, helps people from every business sector generate fulfillment in their personal lives while producing satisfying job results that make a tangible difference in the world around them. Here are eight principles that Woolf suggests people follow to help create what he calls a "quality-of-life context" in the workplace: