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How to live a life of purpose

How do you define your success? Is it the wealth you’ve accumulated, your career status or something different like the happiness of your relationships? Whatever the answer, many people can find themselves ticking off the boxes on their to-do-list and still feeling empty. So, what’s the secret to filling that void and feeling more content? We offer some suggestions here for you today.

Find a job that aligns with your values
Most people reading this will agree that they would like to have a job that is filled with purpose and meaning. However, for many of us the opposite is true. Quite often the career path that we are on is very different to how we envisioned. Sometimes it’s for financial reasons, but not always. For a lot of people their job isn’t what they expected, or no longer resembles what it used to be. If this resonates with you then you might want to consider taking steps today to alter your course.

Engage in your passions
One of the easiest ways to improve your overall happiness and satisfaction with life is to follow your passions. This doesn’t mean you have to quit your job and take your biggest hobby full time, but it does mean that you should give yourself time to have fun. Whether it’s reclaiming your evenings from overtime to spend time cooking your favourite food, going to watch live music or playing golf, engaging in the things you are passionate about can be rejuvenating.

Be true to yourself
If you’re catering to someone else’s standards and expectations, then you’re not living your best life. You should never live your life to cater solely to someone else. What does this mean in practice? Well, if you want to move to the countryside – do it, if you want to grow your hair long – why not? Of course, you should think carefully about the path you take in life but if you want to feel fulfilled then you need to follow your heart.

Pay it forward
While you should address your own needs and make time for yourself in your day-to-day, you should also consider what you might gain from service. People who make a meaningful difference through charity work, volunteering and mentorship often report a greater sense of satisfaction with life.

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