What do you think? What makes life more meaningful? I have been asked this question many times in many different ways. It’s a difficult question to answer because so much of my life is driven by work and schedules, etc.
When we think of a meaningful life, we often think of our achievements and the communities we’ve helped to build. But there is more to a meaningful life than what we can accomplish. After all, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
Meaningful living means living a life that is consistent with your values, a life in service of your mission. When you live a meaningful life, everything from your actions to your decisions becomes meaningful. In this blog, we will try to explore various ways to make your life meaningful. In addition to helping you live a meaningful life, we’ll also help you make things easier and solve daily problems.
For over three years, I’ve asked myself this question each morning when my eyes open. It’s my personal philosophy of life that forces me to look at the world through different lenses; to be curious; to explore; to always call bullshit; to live without regrets, and to live deliberately.
Yes, I’m talking about priorities. I’m talking about the deep stuff. The shit that matters.
What does this mean? Where does it lead? I don’t really know.
It is needless to say that words have a powerful impact on our emotions and actions. Sometimes a single word can change lives for the better or worse.
Words can be used to celebrate achievements, build self-confidence, inspire others to pursue their dreams, motivate someone to overcome a challenge, instill a sense of hope, help someone overcome their fears, motivate someone to be the excellent version of themselves, provide solace for those who are mourning, make someone feel valued and appreciated, give people reasons to smile… the list goes on.
So I’ve been working on figuring out what it means to live a meaningful life for some time now. And it turns out, figuring this one out is not as easy as it may seem.
There are some things I’ve found to be true about living a meaningful life, be it through the process of figuring that out or through the reflection of other people who live meaningful lives.
What should I do to make my life meaningful?
What makes life more meaningful? Anything makes Life meaningful. And when you discover you’re in the midst of it, it’s hard to see Life in any other terms. When I’m in the kitchen with my stovetop off (the best way to cook), when I’m in the office (best work), when I’m in the smile (spread happiness to people around me), I call myself living in paradise.
Paradise is no different than your own personal definition of paradise. It’s either something you chase, something you dream about, or something you’ve already found.
The greater part of my paradise is with my family. I love hearing about their day or sharing mine with them. Those are the days that are full of life, full of breath, full of color, full of light.
My favorite time is spent at my desk, thinking about what meaningful stuff I can write that adds some value for the community or people around me. I love making someone’s day by doing appreciation for their work, or just a smile or having fun.
The best thing I’ve done for my mental health is smile. It doesn’t make any sense to some people, but it makes perfect sense to me. I am someone who values routines and feels grounded in the world around me.
I like knowing that I can go to the same places or visit certain people over and over again and that the people I love the most will be there too. That also means that sometimes I get tired of my surroundings, of my work, of my life, of myself.
When that happens, I feel like staying in bed all day. But when you smile, you will see the changes instant around you with new people or a new environment.