How to Add More Meaning to Your Life

When something has meaning, it has a purpose; it is significant. Likewise, a life that has meaning feels purposeful and significant.

 

Feeling as though your life is meaningless can lead to depression and hopelessness.Adding meaning to life is not an exact science, but it is possible to develop a meaningful life for yourself if you are willing to put some time and consideration into the process.

 

Method 1: Changing Your Perspective on Life

- Discover your purpose

- Figure out what is important to you

- Write down the reasons why you feel you need to add more meaning to your life

- Set a goal for yourself

- Change the way you think about your career.

Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “whatever your life’s work, do it well.”

- Become aware of the things for which you are grateful.

- Seek help

 

Method 2: Making Life Changes

- Build close relationships

- Work through problems in your current relationships

- Be compassionate

The Dalai Lama said: “Compassion is what makes our lives meaningful.”

- Make donations

- Search for a new career

- Be courageous.

Create meaning in your life. Meaning will not come to you without work. In order to find your purpose, you will have to put in effort through reflection on your values and thinking about the perspective we choose to take. Don’t expect meaning to just come to you.