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It’s been said that how we spend our days is how we spend our lives. That’s why having a sense of purpose in life is so important. Knowing your life's purpose can give direction to your life and help you figure out where to focus your time and energy. This will help you gain a greater sense of meaning, fulfillment and satisfaction in your life.

Certain activities such as spending time with family and friends, volunteering or performing acts of kindness, can really improve your sense of meaning in life. Giving your time to others in a constructive way helps strengthen relationships and build new ones.

Reflecting on what’s important to you will also help accomplish your goals.

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Benefits of being purposeful

  • May help you live longer and stay healthier
  • Can help you with decision-making and dealing with life’s hardships
  • Provides a sense of accomplishment
  • For youth: helps to develop a sense of identity and to shape goals for the future
  • For older adults: adds meaning and pleasure to life

The more purposeful you are the greater the benefits to your well-being.
Decide what matters... set a small goal... take steps towards it.