Meaning of Life: How to Find Purpose and Start Living

Have you ever stopped to wonder where your life is going? Does it ever bother you to think that your daily routines, be it work, school, or other personal responsibilities have become who you are? And no matter how much you’d like to change it – you can’t, otherwise your life would fall apart. Or perhaps you feel like something is simply missing in your life. And many times you can’t help but feel purposeless, or empty.

Well, you’re not alone. I can guarantee you there are millions of people out there that feel the exact same way you are feeling right now. And as accustomed or, “numb” as you may have grown to it, it’s really not okay. Life is meant to be enjoyed – not simply passed through in a drone-like state in which every day is a mirror-like image of the last. If you can identify yourself with any of the things you’ve read, then you’re on your way to regaining that love of life you once had. And although it might not seem like anything is changing, the simple fact of you taking notice of your current life’s situation is a huge step forward. Sadly, many people never realize and simply drift through life without much joy or happiness.

How can I start feeling better about life?

Well, first things first. Start by accepting the fact that you are an amazing creation. And regardless of what anyone may think or say (Including yourself), you have a purpose on this earth. Let me emphasize that.

You have a purpose on this earth.

If you don’t already know what it is, you will soon. As long as you make the commitment to yourself to find it. Now, pay close attention – as it’s critical that you try to follow these steps as much as you can. The first step towards regaining a sense of purpose in your life is:

Make Time For Yourself.

And when I say make time for yourself I don’t mean watch TV, get on your Facebook, or call up a friend for lunch. Making time for yourself is all about you getting to know you. No distractions or diversions, simply some quiet time by yourself. Go to the park, sit on your porch, or maybe just fill up the bathtub. Once you’re in your quiet zone start meditation about your life and the things that bring you happiness – focus on that. As you develop a habit of this, try to think of ways you can incorporate those things that bring you happiness and joy into your current life. I personally like to conclude my “me time” with a prayer, or simply just giving thanks to God for all the things that I have.

Eat Right.

Yes, eating healthy is good, but the food we’re talking about is for the mind. What you feed your mind will decide the way you feel. The same way watching someone accomplish a magnificent feat gives us inspiration and joy, watching the opposite does, well – the opposite. It’s very easy to feed your mind junk food these days, with one of the unhealthiest mind-foods being the news. There’s a lot of negativity in the world today, so it’s not uncommon for it to be amplified in the news – and it’s very hard to not help but feel down after even just a quick serving. This is extremely important, so please try not to overlook this.

Surround Yourself With The Right People.

The people we surround ourselves with are a huge influence on our lives. Find people who motivate you – people with drive and aspirations. They will inevitably propel you to their same level of vibration and happiness. If you don’t know anyone like this, read a book by someone like that. I’ll mention a few great books to read later on.

Give to Others.

Genuinely giving to others is an incredible way of changing ones life. It’s inevitable to feel great when you can witness yourself making a difference in someones life. And I don’t mean giving material things – it’s the simple things that have the biggest impact. You never know who’s day you will change with your smile, your hello, or you simply holding the door open for them. Say “thank you” whenever you can, acknowledge nice gestures in others, and treat everyone with the same respect and kindness you’d like to be treated yourself.

Once you can routinely set time aside for yourself, and follow these suggestions as closely as possible, you are well on your way to bringing more purpose into your life. This doesn’t just happen overnight, but ultimately changing the way you feel will change the way you live. Whether by manifesting opportunities you hadn’t seen before, or giving you the confidence to make that change yourself.

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