Did you even ever have time to think about a life purpose? I imagine you, busy, juggling a career and family or just the latter. Thinking about purpose seems like a luxury. However, I invite you through this post to think about how you want to be remembered in this life. I can hear you. Hey, I don’t want to think about death, and I get you. No one wants to. It’s part of life, though taking time to determine your purpose now will give you the feeling of a well-lived life.
Finding your life purpose isn’t an easy task, and the answer is not apparent to see. However, you will get a clue when taking more time for yourself, being on your own, journaling, meditating, and thinking about what you want to achieve in this life. You might quickly discover that it is not climbing the career ladder or having a mansion. No, it will be more straightforward about making a difference to people.
When we’re young, we don’t have time to think about a purpose. Too busy partying, chasing boys or dreaming about climbing the career ladder until we wake up one day with the feeling of a massive hangover, thinking, is this it? The wake-up call is usually related to milestones in our life, having our first child, getting married, moving, losing a loved one, and getting older and wiser.
We want our life to be helpful, bringing changes, a life with meaning. Finding your purpose will give you a different insight into life, motivate you to get up in the morning, and fulfil you with happiness, so what are you waiting for?
Start with knowing yourself better.
Explore who you are. For this, you will need to dedicate time to yourself. You can start with meditation, yoga, or running in nature, where you’re 100% focused and not multitasking, thinking about the latest groceries shopping list or the evening menu.
What fills you with joy?
What makes you happy? When do you feel alive? What are you doing? The feeling is the key. Think about the last time you were overcome by emotion when someone said thank you for something you did for them, were you having a dinner party? Cooking for friends? Volunteering?
Expand your horizons
Read about topics you would never touch, get out of your comfort zone, be curious, think why not, and try it. Then investigate how you feel trying new things. Did you discover a new passion?
Change your routine
If you walk to work the same way everything day, find a new one. Try new activities on the weekend, take time off with the kids, put the wash load at the back of the priority list, and get out in the park with the kids. Walk the dog, read new books, watch movies, and have conversations. The idea here is to help you discover what makes you tick.
Write it down
Write about your findings, what did you find out, what don’t you like, and what do you love? For example, suppose you want to try a new direction in your career. Why don’t you start talking to people about doing what you would love to do and find practical ways to implement it.
Work with a coach
If it all gets too much and you need someone to hold space to think about your life purpose, where you want to go next and how to get there, get help. Coaching helps to look into the future and create a plan to take action about the goals you would like to achieve. It can be a great way to finally get you unstuck and find your life purpose.
If you still can’t find your purpose, give it time. Don’tDon’t force it and spend more time meditating, journaling, and trying new things, be connected to your feeling, your emotions and build up from there.
Have you found your life purpose? Please share it in the comments. I would love to hear about it.