“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive but in finding something to live for.”
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A 2010 study published in Applied Psychology found that individuals with high levels of eudemonic well-being—which involves having a sense of purpose along with a sense of control and a feeling like what you do is worthwhile—tend to live longer. Other researchers found that well-being might be protective of health maintenance.
Karen’s Vibrant Tip for Today – Identifying your Purpose for Living
If you have already determined your purpose, be sure that you get to devote time to it regularly especially if your purpose is something other than what you do day in and day out.
If you haven’t already determined your purpose, jot down thoughts about why you want to keep living.
What would you not be able to live without? I’m not talking about things like food, water, or your cocktail choice. I’m talking about why do you want to keep living? It can be as simple as I want to keep living so I can read OR paint OR learn OR be here when my children need me OR work on my boat OR…anything at all.