How To Build A Life That Matters To You
Building a meaningful like takes the audacity to do so. So many of us feel like our lives are pre-determined, as if we have no control over what happens to us, but we do. You have the power to change your life and build a life that you feel proud of living, and you don’t need anyone’s permission either. To build a life that matters to you, you need to do 3 things:
Create Your Vision
Right now you might feel stuck and confused about the direction you want to take, but that can change by taking the time to visualize how you want your life to be. Most of us want to be happy, living peaceful & productive lives, but what does that actually look like? How do you want to feel: happy, successful, accomplished, satisfied, fulfilled? Create the mental picture of how you ultimately want to live. What you find as successful could mean something different to other people.
Make Time For You
A meaningful life is one that involves doing what you love to do. The majority of us are at a 9-5 job that is boring, uneventful, and exhausting. Not only that, but we believe we don’t have enough time in our days to do what we really want to do. You have the authority to change your life, now have the audacity to make it happen. Whatever you really want to do, you can do it, you just have to make time for it. Figure out what your non-negotiable responsibilities are - things that you can’t negotiate doing. Then write down any negotiable responsibilities, things aren’t necessary and can be replaced with other responsibilities. For any negotiable responsibility replace that with doing something for you or something that makes you happy. You will eventually see how possible it is to balance out what you have to do and what you want to do.
Embrace Your Passions
What you’re passionate about can lead you to live a purposeful life. Most of us are passionate about something, but it’s best to have more than one passion. Experiment & indulge in your interests. It’s okay if what you found interesting at one point no longer interests you, now. The more you experiment, you might find out that you have a passion for something you never knew existed. Experimenting helps you figure out and build on your purpose. Remember your purpose never changes, your passions can and will.