How to Find What's Meaningful in Your Life
When you have more meaning in your life, you have a deeper connection with yourself and the people you surround yourself. It feels like you are more fulfilled, have purpose, and have more positive energy. If you are looking to find what is more meaningful in your life, here are some tips.
Signs of Having a Meaningful Life
Not sure if you are living a meaningful life? Here are some things to keep an eye out for. Sometimes you get so used to your daily routine, you don’t actually know how much purpose you have.
Some common signs of having a meaningful life include:
Being productive without trying
Having continued self-confidence and a high self-esteem
Feeling high, positive energy radiating through you
Being able to handle challenges and setbacks without missing a beat
Having a healthy lifestyle, both mentally and physically
Feeling more than content with your life, but overjoyed
Having a meaningful life isn’t about a perfect life or being positive all the time, but a feeling of contentment, where you know it is going to work out. You feel like you are on the right track and have a purpose, and that makes you feels o much better than if you don’t feel like you have enough meaning in your life.
Be More Self-Aware of What Makes You Happy
You might assume you know what makes you happy, but many times, that is actually what makes other people happy or what you think you should be happy about. But being more self-aware can help you figure out what truly makes YOU happy and brings more meaning into your life.
An easy way to do this is to start writing in a journal, and writing down how you feel after different types of activities. It can be anything, including work, sleep, hanging out with friends, going for a walk or hike, playing with your kids, doing a creative project, reading, really anything you tend to do on a regular basis.
If you try a new activity, become more self-aware of your feelings and thoughts during and after it, to see if it is something that brings you joy and passion.
Find Your Purpose in Life
Different people find their sense of purpose through different things. Some people get it through finding their passions and creative spark, while others simply want relaxing days with people they love to spend time with. You might find your purpose through work and accomplishments, or by helping others and becoming a philanthropist. There are no wrong answers!
Again, a journal is a great way to start finding your purpose. Daily journal entries of stream of consciousness, where you just write what comes to mind and let your thoughts flow naturally, is what will give you the most clarity.