10 Ways To Live A More Meaningful Life

It can be easy to run through the maze of life without pausing to think of its meaning.

Does what I’m doing matter?

More importantly, does it matter to me?

Feeling that what you’re doing has a real purpose and meaning that matters to you can make a huge difference in your life. It makes getting up each day the most exciting thing in the world. You can’t wait to get started. Forget trying to force yourself to work hard, it becomes more important to remind yourself to take breaks to eat!

But how can we cultivate a more meaningful life? The answer is usually complicated. It can depend on many factors. Here are 10 ideas that will help you find meaning in your life every day, so that you can’t wait to get up in the morning and see what the day will bring.

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1. Know What’s Important

Know what’s important for you. Write down your top 5 things that you believe are the essence of how you want to live life.

2. Pursue Your Passion

Each time you work on something you love, it creates joy inside you like nothing else. Finding a way to use your passions to give back to the world will give your life ultimate meaning.

3. Discover Your Life’s Purpose

If you had to give yourself a reason to live, what would it be?

4. Be Self-Aware

Be aware of yourself and your actions.

5. Focus

Rather than chasing 3 or 4 goals and making very little progress on them, place all of your energy on one thing. Focus.

6. People More Than Things

Often, we are faced with wanting to buy material goods. I recommend you consider carefully what you purchase, and think more about spending your money on experiences with friends and family.

7. Live With Compassion

Both for yourself, and others. Keep in mind the following quote:

“One must be compassionate to one’s self before external compassion” – Dalai Lama

8. Find a Way to Give Back

Do something that both honors your beliefs and passions, while giving something back to the world.

9. Simplify Your Life

By simplifying your life, you’ll have more time to do what fulfills you and gives your life meaning.

10. Set Daily Goals

In the morning, before you start your day, create a list of 3 goals that you find fulfilling and meaningful. Make sure they adhere to your set of principles and beliefs. Tackle the hardest things first!