How Can I Find my Life Purpose?
Most of us, at some point or another, ask ourselves questions like: “Why am I here?” or “What do I want to do?” or “Why do I want to improve my health and wellbeing?” These questions are important. However, especially during the recovery process, it’s important not to get overwhelmed with these big picture questions. Still, it can be useful to address some simple and effective ways to gain clarity around your life’s purpose, especially if you find yourself asking these sorts of questions often. When thinking about these questions, it’s important to note that, much like recovery, discovering your life purpose is often not a linear process. Our values and experiences change as we grow, learn, and get valuable life experiences. First, take a deep breath and know that your life purpose will come to you and it’s not a reason to increase your stress levels. In fact, the process of finding your life’s purpose might actually decrease stress. Studies have shown that feeling that you have a purpose in life might help with mental health issues such as stress and anxiety. Studies have also found that it can help in the addiction recovery process, lower chances of Alzheimer’s, decrease risks of strokes and heart attacks, and boost the immune system. Let’s take a deeper look at how you can begin to gain clarity around your life’s purpose.
An easy way to begin to discover your sense of life purpose is by asking the question: “What are my values?” In other words, what do you believe in? Other important questions might be: “What does success look like to me?” and “What kind of impact do I want to have on others?” These questions are a great place to begin the journey. The process can feel more grounded and less overwhelming if you write the questions down and commit to writing about them regularly. This way, finding your life purpose can be more of a fun and interesting practice and less of a burden.
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