Psychotherapist Lesley Alderman says it makes sense that patients bring their work issues to therapy: Americans spend 40-plus hours a week on the job, our identities are often tied to our careers, and workplaces and the people in them can be annoying. Just 33% of employees feel fully engaged at work, says Gallup’s State of the Global Workforce: 2022 Report. But quiet quitting is not the only answer to frustrations, she says. “Quiet thriving” involves making mental shifts that help you to feel more engaged on the job, such as: Advocate for a cause. Find one thing to love or like. Craft a job that’s more appealing to you. Cultivate a best friend at work. Set intentions. Join a group. Set boundaries. Insert fun breaks. Make an accomplishments list. Seek expert advice.

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