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How to Live a Meaningful Life

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Being in Love With Life is the Key to Eternal Youth
— Doug Hutchison

Working in the field of hospice, I often come in contact with people who have a wish list they never completed. They have goals they never achieved. And they have people that never knew how they felt. Many people go throughout their whole life not knowing what it is they want to do or become.

Finding your life’s goal and your true passion in life sooner versus later will help you find great satisfaction in everything you do, it will also help you to live every day to its fullest as will even help to inform who you truly are. Finding this meaning can transform your life in all the best ways. If you are uncertain of your calling in life or if you need to get clear, perhaps I NEED CLARITY  will give you perspective. 

But it’s not so easy to do that for most of us. Many of us don’t have a single objective or dream and this can leave us feeling a little listless and directionless.

But here’s the thing: meaning doesn’t have to come only from one goal or one of your life’s mission. Meaning can come from small things too depending on how you approach them. Remember..  the small things can be life changing as well. 

Here are some tips to make everything more meaningful in your life. 

Find the Meaning in Things That are Important to You

Meaning is really something we assign to things and nothing more or less than that. Activities in your life have meaning only if you believe they do. Things you own have meaning. The people in your life have meaning. 

Unfortunately, many of us go through through life never acknowledging how important they are to us. In fact, most believe a vast amount to be boring or unimportant. One trick is to always try to ‘notice the best of everything’. Or at the very least, just focus on what it is that others might find exciting or important about the thing you’re doing.

Share with Others and Don't Forget to Serve too

If you do something and no one knows about it, then it has no lasting impact. You can’t discuss it and it will quickly fade away from your memory.

But when you share a moment or an achievement with someone, it gives it much more meaningful impact. Not only is this a powerful way to build a bond and become closer to someone, but it is also a great way to make sure that your moments impact more than just yourself and have a wider reach.

If you can’t share the moment then the next best thing is to immortalize it by writing about it in a journal. Writing our thoughts and feelings out on paper can resurface the impact that it has on our lives and certainly the lives of others. 

It is in service that we believe in mankind. Your service to others can bring you in touch with your inner soul and your spiritual truth. Service finds gratitude that spills out into what it is we do. Your helping another gives you a reason to be thankful. It makes you think that things could be worse. You understand that being grateful is a responsibility not an obligation. 

Take Your Time and Don't Complain

Things can have more meaning when we spend more time reflecting on them, taking them in and enjoying them.

You can make everything more meaningful and have a better experience in this way; whether that means just taking the time to eat your food slowly and savor every morsel or whether it means looking around, listening to the sounds and looking at the sights. Take the time to savor every morsel of life and it will all taste that much richer. Appreciate every second and every moment, because they are priceless. Time is something you can't get back. Moments turn into seconds and seconds turn into hours. Leverage the now. 

Complaining never got anyone anywhere. It does no good. In fact, it sucks more energy and enthusiasm out of you than before. Your complaining can stop you from excelling to another level. If you can't or you are not willing to find a solution to the problem you are complaining about, why do it.

Your life is a depiction of your thoughts. How you think and what you think about can really add to or take away from a meaningful life. If you find conquering your mind to be difficult, THE 5 DAY MINDSET CHALLENGE will elevate your thought and give you a more defined perspective.

Until next time blessings and peace,