"Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life." — Dolly Parton Personally I get bored with routine, I need excitement in my life, I need new experiences, new information, I need to feel stimulated. I have a strong desire to learn, a strong desire to challenge myself, to explore, to grow, and I don't get that from simply working. A study from the Harvard Business Review suggests that "if you want to be happy at work, [you should] have a life outside of it". I feel like a detachment from work is vital to feeling that you've had time away; this allows us to feel refreshed and ensures that we can give 100% to our commitments. Even if this life outside of work involves your colleagues, a change of environment and the freedom of not being bound to the confinement of one’s job reenergises an individual. The Harvard Business Review then go on to express that "many of us today expand the role of work beyond just earning a living and expect our careers to provide opportunities for personal growth and fulfillment." This is something that I wholeheartedly agree with; a huge proportion of us spend 40+ hours a week at work, leaving us with very little time or energy to indulge in our interests and social affairs. Our colleagues become our extended family and it's imperative that we get along with these people or our lives as a result, suffer. If not given the chance to grow and achieve within our jobs our morale declines and our work ethic drops, leaving us miserable and unsatisfied. . Work for the majority of us is always going to be part of our lives and it will occupy a lot of the time that we have on this planet, this is all the more reason to find a job that provides you with satisfaction and most importantly, happiness.