When you’re searching for your purpose, it’s an everyday thing. You don’t get to put it on the back burner as you go to work (which isn’t necessarily the source of purpose – to much peoples’ confusion). Nevertheless, with all that thinking often comes even more bewilderment. Finding your purpose is a personal endeavor which never truly ends, but you can get a lot closer to the secret that lies within you if you practice mindful activities that allow you to interpret your intuition.
Give it a try…
Nowadays, our minds are never truly clear. There’s always a screen or speaker sending information that blocks our own processes. People are often hesitant to try meditation, and that’s understandable. It’s new to some people, and different, and can bring about feelings and thoughts that are a little uncomfortable. However, sometimes you need to be uncomfortable to move forward. There are plenty of resources that can help you delve into the life changing practice of meditation. Try Calm for free.
Connect with Nature
Back in the day, we spent so much more time outside. Walking through the woods or trips to the beach or lake happened every weekend. That’s not always the case anymore. Even so, connecting with nature has similar benefits to practicing meditation. A walk through the woods can lead to epiphanies, reduce anxiety, and bring you to places you didn’t know existed – both within yourself and the world around you. So, get out there! Find a park and connect with nature.
Talk it Out
Sure, gabbing with your girls is a step in the right direction – especially if you’re lucky enough to have friends who are emotionally intelligent and have your best interests at heart. But, not everyone has that. That’s okay. There are so many ways to find support. One good way is to get some therapy. It’s not just for “crazy” people. A therapist acts as a non-judgmental source where you can bounce around ideas, and be completely honest. Don’t knock it until you try it.
You know yourself, right? On the other hand, maybe you just think you do. Make lists, lots of them. What are your likes? Dislikes? What do you want to learn? Are there any hobbies you’ve been meaning to try? Turn those lists into actionable undertakings. You never know what you’ll find out about yourself.
As you continue the hunt for your purpose, remember to be kind to yourself. Everyone is on their own path, and those paths are remarkably different. Your purpose may become apparent after many miles along your route, while others only have to walk a few feet. That’s okay. There’s no contest, and there’s no time limit.
While you’re being kind to yourself, also remember to push yourself. Step out of your comfort zones, push through weakness, and celebrate your individual accomplishments and feats, as they lead you to your very own purpose.