If the January blues left you sighing, “What’s the point? Why are we here anyway?”, the answer lies in finding your purpose.
This is something which is easier said than done, especially seeing as the older you get the unclearer your purpose becomes.
This is one of the reasons why life coaches and self help books are so popular. For example, M Scott Peck’s The Road Less Traveled, Eckhart Tolle’s The Power of Now, and Robin S Sharma’s The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.
Nutritionist Patrick Holford explains that it is important to have a purpose which is greater than yourself, because it is the larger context which ultimately brings about purpose and happiness to our lives.
Holford suggests writing down some things which gave you purpose when you were younger or going through important transitions. What is it that is relevant to you right now? What do you enjoy doing and what do your family need?
Meditation could enhance the connection between you and the part of your brain which encourages deeper thinking. Even physical exercise or deep breathing could help. Although this might sound like hard work, Holford reminds us that Monks have always used meditation for connection and compassion.
Finally Holford says we must remember that it is essential to take risks to find our purpose, as the more we take the more answers we will find.