Positive Aging – Simple Ways to find your purpose in life

Simple ways to find purpose

 

Do you know what your purpose in life is?

Do you know how to find it?

You’ve read about the health benefits of having a purpose in life and why having a Purpose in life is the key to positive aging but are you stuck trying to find your purpose?  It is easy to say we need a purpose in life. However, for some their purpose is more obvious than others.  Some may feel they have nothing to offer or that having a purpose needs to be something more than what it really needs to be.

There are many ways we can find purpose in our life and I’m only sharing a few today.

Here are some simple ways to find your purpose in life

Create a reason for welcoming each day

This is so important, especially if we have retired from work. It is so easy to fall into the trap of letting days run into each other with nothing achieved and no purpose.  Setting a morning ritual helps to motivate you to make the most of each day.

Create a legacy for your children and grandchildren

Living your life with meaning and by example is a great way to leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren.  They will learn from you and isn’t that the greatest gift you can give them?

Volunteering

This is a great way to give back to others and in turn you will receive satisfaction and a sense of purpose.  You have the warmth of knowing you are helping others and enriching your life at the same time.

If you feel you want more ask yourself these 3 questions:

What do I love to do?

What am I good at that I could teach others?

What is something you want to achieve or try?

Simple ways to find purpose in your life

 

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8 thoughts on “Positive Aging – Simple Ways to find your purpose in life

  1. Jan Wild

    Good advice Sue but I would caution on volunteering. It is wise to take this very slowly and choose carefully to find your perfect match – just like in any relationship 😉

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Hi Jan, yes you really need to think about where your ‘fit’ is with volunteering. I’m thinking of volunteering at my MIL’s aged care home that she just moved to.

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  2. Leanne | crestingthehill

    I think it’s so important to have a focus and purpose as we transition from the workforce to a more flexible lifestyle Sue. Volunteering helps me feel like I’m doing something for someone other than myself and I know that thinking about my grandbaby and checking in on her makes my day sweeter too.

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      Yes I’m thinking of volunteering at the aged care facility where Mike’s Mum is. We certainly have lots in our lives to give us purpose don’t we Leanne?

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  3. Beverly

    Great advice Sue. I like to volunteer at church and I try to keep busy and healthy. I want to be around for my grand kids. My children wonder if I’ll ever slow down – NO. lol
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party,
    Bev

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    1. Sue Loncaric Post author

      You have the right attitude Bev and isn’t it great that your children wonder if you will ever slow down. What a good role model you are! Have a great week. xx

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  4. Michele

    People who have not found their purpose struggle with happiness. There are many things that can provide purpose if we just look around us and decide what is meaningful.

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