What is Occupation?

Occupation- the foundation of my profession and something I am still learning about.

Occupation- to occupy ones time with meaningful, motivating activities that give life meaning, develop our sense of self and help us feel regulated and connected with others.

I have learned alot about occupation from my Grandmother. Someone who never let aging stop her ability to occupy her time with activities she enjoyed from painting the roof, to managing a b&b to shopping in the second hand stores around town.

I have also learnt alot about occupation through travel. To discover that children near Laos could carry machete’s, children in the Australian outback would herd wild cattle and the kids in Brisbane would surf.

The main thing is that although cultures can bring similiar meaningful occupations; every person is individual and so it can take time to understand a ‘meaningful occupation’.

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