The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can. ~Paul Kurtz
What is the meaning of life?
Instead of going through life without meaning only struggling to survive, stop along the way and begin to notice things around you, begin doing things because you want to do them not because you have to.
Here are some possibilities of things you can do to give your life meaning, or even simply get you started on a new journey.
15 Ways to Bring Meaning Back into Your Life
1. Be Happy
Being happy is a choice it comes from the inside out, you don’t need to be happy because of a certain outcome or something you have received but be happy because you are alive. It takes practice believe me, but you can learn to be happy each day by simply being grateful.
2. Show Up
How are you showing up each day? Are you just letting life happen or are you creating life and taking action on the things that will make your life the way you want it to be? Think about it.
3. Follow your heart
Do what you love to do and do it often. What feels right to you IS right for you.
4. Find a new perspective
Begin to look at things differently. Is what you have previously being told and taught the truth? Question everything, that’s what I say take the frame away from what you see and change the perspective, this alone could change your life!
5. Have a sense of wonder
Children are the classic example they ‘wonder’ about everything. The ask lots of questions and want to know why. If they don’t like the answer they make their own ideas up about something.
6. Find people you love
People you look up to people who share the same passions, ideas and hobbies as you. This could simply be your friends. Plan to spend some time with them and do something.
7. Set goals
“He who fails to plan, plans to fail.” ~Winston Churchill
Where are you heading in life? Are you drifting with the rest of the world? At the very least have some Idea what you want to achieve.
8. Help others
Do for others what you want for yourself.
Helping someone else will give you a feeling of satisfaction and worthiness. Besides we all could do with a helping hand at times. Be that person.
10. Pamper yourself
When was the last time you went all out on yourself? I’m not talking about while you was on holiday. I’m talking about doing something tonight. OK, you don’t have to go all out but do one thing today that even mildly represents a form of pampering. You will be glad that you did.
11. Face your fears
Easier said than done, I know, but I’m hoping to give you some inspiration. Here goes.
Just DO IT Already!!!!! One way to overcome something is to do it.
12. Go to a museum
Get out and about go do something. Learn something new, something you didn’t know before. When was the last time you went to a museum, with school?
You may have heard it said before that exercise releases ‘happy hormones’ that reduce stress. Exercise is a way to keep fit and healthy lengthening your life span. It doesn’t have to be ‘at the gym’ you could go for a walk, jog, ride a bike or even by using the stairs in your house!
14. Limit TV
Find something else to do. Read a book. Play a game with your children. Get creative. Use the time you would normally watch TV to start a business or grow the one you already have.
“Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself, and know that everything in life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.” ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
15. Get in touch with nature
Take a walk, go to the park. Listen to the birds in the morning, look at the flowers, trees and the abundance that is all around us.
You don’t need to do all of these to experience the life you only need to pick the one that is the most relevant to you right now and go do that. Just one thing. Often we think we need to do more but we don’t if I said go do all 30 things now you wouldn’t do any of them!
Which one resonates with you now at this moment in your life? You can share your insights by commenting below.