If I didn’t have ‘meaning’ in my life, especially during challenging times in life, I think I would have struggled to recover from stress, anxiety, and panic.
I discovered that I had been suppressing a lot of my ‘meaning’ for a long time in the desire for others to fulfil theirs. It was only after I got divorced and moved to another country that I started to focus on myself.
When I gave myself the space, I was able to explore what gave ME inner contentment.
When we have a purpose it improves our mental health, self-worth and confidence. It gives us short and long-term goals to strive for and when we do those activities we are fully absorbed in, it releases positive emotions. Some of the happiest people have purpose and clear goals they strive towards, to give them a sense of personal satisfaction.