Is your life meaningful? Most of us would answer yes without a second’s delay. However, if we were also asked the question of whether our lives could be even more meaningful we would also probably answer yes! The good news is that finding more meaning in your life doesn’t have to be difficult. It is as easy as finding something you value and dedicating more of your time and attention to that. Read on for our top suggestions on how to do this.
Take up a new hobby
So many of us forget that meaning in life can be derived from pleasure, and one of the best ways to get more fun into our daily routines is by taking up a new hobby. Of course, you will have to think carefully about your choice of hobby. Don’t pick something that you think you ‘should’ do or that you think will be good for you. Instead pick something because you are passionate about it, because it fills you with energy, and you want to explore building your skills.
Creative hobbies such as drawing, photography, making music and can be particularly rewarding. Just be sure to have fun with them, and not make it all about progress and perfection.
Travel the world
Many people find a great deal of meaning in their lives by taking up traveling. After all, the world is a very big place with a myriad of amazing and breathtaking sites to see. Traveling also opens you up to new cultures and experiences new perspectives which can be particularly fulfilling.
You may even want to get involved with eco-tourism. A type of traveling that promotes respect for the native cultures and resources in the locations you visit and encourages an exchange of cultures rather than one experiencing the other as purely novelty.
Another way that some people find more meaning in their lives is to help people. This can take many different forms, but getting involved in philanthropic pursuits and getting behind good causes can be particularly effective.
Indeed, by using social media to promote good causes just as Belinda Stronach does on Twitter, you can raise awareness and encourage people not only to make a donation but to truly get involved with social and charitable organizations at the grassroots level. Something that ultimately leads to better engagement and social change where it’s needed most.
Change your career
The truth of life is that many of us spend at least a third of our daily time engaged in work. Of course, that means if we see meaning in our job our life is likely to leave much more meaning on a day-to-day basis.
With that in mind, you may wish to consider swapping your career for one that holds more meaning for you. Many people find that helping careers such as health care, teaching, or counseling can be more satisfying and meaningful.
Although, there is no need to completely change your career path if you do not want to. Instead, why not consider mentoring someone in your firm, starting up your own business, or even getting involved in funneling charity donations from your field to help specific groups of people?