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NYT on why we can't look only to volunteerism for a sense of purpose

Jelena Woehr

"It’s possible to redesign your job to make it better align with your values, strengths and passions. For example, to boost the satisfaction taken from relationships in the workplace, you might decide to pick up the phone more often rather than relying on email. You can set goals for yourself to build mastery of the specific tasks you enjoy. You can also just pause a few times a day and take stock of the purpose you have rather than focusing on the deficits."

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