Many people say they would change their job in an instant, if only they knew what it was they were supposed to do. ‘If only I could find my purpose’.
Here are three things you can do to help narrow down what makes your heart sing and potentially your purpose.
Although this one seems obvious, it is a good one. Meditation and letting go of focusing on what is not in your life. Developing a regular meditation practice can help create space in places you may not thought possible. Meditation can allow you to find beauty in the things you do every day, such as being grateful for your health, family, friends or the little things, like a song or your favourite nature walk. Meditation can help refocus to find happiness in the moment, to spend less time thinking of the past or the future. We can learn from our past but we cannot change it. We can plan for our future but we cannot know the exact outcomes.
Keep your diet clean. This may sound silly and unrelated but maintaining a clean diet will help with clarity of mind. Removing processed foods, excess sugar and dairy can create brain fog because of the chemicals and additives. Alcohol can also create brain fog, moderation is key. However, it could be relevant for you to undertake a gentle cleanse, or a retreat to assist in the process of removing these foods. You could start by adding more green vegetables to your plate daily.
There are activities you can do to help identify your passion or purpose. This is a simple tool of creating three lists. You can do this in circles, such as a mind-map or using post it notes.
- Write down a list of what you are good at.
- Write down a second list of what you love to do.
- Write down a third list of opportunities.
You will likely find some overlaps and these are the sweet spots you can turn your attention to begin to explore your potential purpose. Often, your purpose will be linked to a passion.
Whether you find your purpose and decide to change your direction, it’s important to carve out time regularly to follow your passions. Allowing space for the things that make you happy can help keep you calm, grounded and assist with your well-being.
Choose wisely. Live vibrantly.
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