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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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.
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.
If you had to give yourself a reason to live, what would it be?
Be aware of yourself and your actions.
Rather than chasing 3 or 4 goals and making very little progress on them, place all of your energy on one thing. Focus.
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.
Both for yourself, and others. Keep in mind the following quote:
“One must be compassionate to one’s self before external compassion” – Dalai Lama
Do something that both honors your beliefs and passions, while giving something back to the world.
By simplifying your life, you’ll have more time to do what fulfills you and gives your life meaning.
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!