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Planning a better future
Planning a better future

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3 How satisfied am I with my current circumstances?

Activity 4 focuses on your current circumstances and asks you to gauge how satisfied you are with your work in a number of areas. If you aren’t currently in paid employment, think about your life as a whole.

Activity 4

Timing: Allow about 20 minutes

Part 1

Go to the template for this activity in the resource pack [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]   and look through the list of factors, circling or highlighting the level that applies to your present circumstances.

Part 2

Now write a paragraph based on the selections that you made above, excluding all the items that you thought were ‘About right’ or ‘Adequate’. Of the remaining items, can you say which are the most important to you and why?

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Hopefully, Activities 2–4 have:

  • suggested what you value most in your life and work
  • helped you to identify areas of work that match your interests
  • clarified sources of satisfaction and dissatisfaction with your current situation.

Your answers may begin to suggest either the kind of work you’d like to do or the kind of organisation you’d like to work for, as well as indicating the amount of work you would ideally want to do. You’ll get a better idea of where you stand on this last point in the next activity.

You've now completed Section 3 - well done! We hope that you have found your study useful and are motivated to carry on with the course. Remember, if you pass the quiz at the end of each block you will be able to download a badge as evidence of your learning and a statement of participation that recognises your completion of the whole course.