How To Find Your Life Purpose At Any Age
It’s Sunday night.
For some reason, this time of the week brings you sadness and reflection.
What am I doing with my life?
If you ask yourself this at any time of the week, or any stage of your life, chances are you are not truly fulfilled in your life or work.
You might have known this for a long time, but you compromise, trying to be realistic. In your heart, however, you worry that you’re wasting your life doing something you’re not truly happy with.
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It could be a livelihood, a relationship, a living situation, or a pivotal life decision – like getting married or moving to another country.
If you feel like the way you are living isn’t aligned with your life’s true purpose, or who you really are, it can be stressful. You might feel like you’re wasting your time with something – and wasting your life.
This, however, is a good sign. The dissatisfaction you feel is a reliable indicator that something isn’t lined up for you.
Your dissatisfaction puts a spotlight on the issue, making a solution more natural to find. Far from wasting time, this is the most efficient way of using it to your advantage.
As a millennial, you’re in a lucky bracket. It might not seem like it sometimes with the clear disadvantages we face, but actually, opportunities for self-fulfilment have never been so accessible.
Mindfulness and meditation are now mainstream practices. Chances are you’ve learned bits of them here and there.
Maybe you think it’s good but who really has time for such a luxury in the busy world of emerging adulthood.
It can be hard to make time for a practice you might not see the immediate benefits of, but a regular and sustained meditation practice can make your work and life more efficient.
By making a conscious effort to settle your mind, de-stress, and reflect on the past few days, you are asking yourself important questions.
Following a meditation session, you will have a clear picture of who you are and what you’re doing – even if you feel somehow dissatisfied.
‘For now’ thinking
Ever found yourself in a situation where you continue doing something because it’s not so bad?
It could be a livelihood or a relationship.
Maybe you think that it’s safe, and you’re unwilling to risk giving it up for the sake of an unknown future.
This kind of fixed mind thinking can hold you back from achieving your full potential. Discovering who you are and what you’re capable of takes time, and it can be difficult.
Even if something feels safe and secure it’s important to remember things change, and can change unexpectedly. What you thought might last forever one day, could be gone the next.
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Adopt ‘for-now’ thinking. Enjoy your life in the present moment, and accept change when it inevitably comes along.