Wait-what? Before you google it, wiki it, or bing-it (but seriously who really uses bing?), let me explain the best I can. As a grad school grad from an unknown career (Occupational therapy), I’ll gladly explain for you with no cost just like an unpaid internship. Something I’m very familiar with, unfortunately.
Let’s start with: Occupation. First off, when I use occupation I mean it as being an activity that is both purposeful and meaningful. This can vary from anything from getting dressed in the morning to a hobby such as cooking or skiing. These occupations are not only essential to sustaining your life and allowing you to work but also promote wellness, identity, and mindfulness. Before you think this is “hippie-dippie hug circle” insanity, let me use an example.
One of my favorite occupations is cooking. Now cooking obviously is correlated to health as it determines what goes in and out of my body. However, how I genuinely enjoy the creative process of cooking determines how I prioritize my schedule and how I use cooking to engage with myself and others.