We all need a purpose.

Having a purpose is important for the mind, body and soul. Your entire life purpose is the reason that you get up in the morning. Having a purpose means you have your own reason to be here. Purpose is the reason that something exists. So ask yourself, why do I exist. Having a purpose can offer a sense of necessity for the soul and direction for ones individuality. Think of it as a guide to belonging and a permanent place for constant gratification.

It is common to not know what your purpose is. There are ways to help you find out. Volunteering your time can be an easy way to explore your interest. People and specific organizations are always looking for help. Listen to feedback. What are your co-workers, friends or family are telling you. Sometimes they know you better than yourself. Take note when they pay you a compliment on things that you are good at or what you do well. Or just simply ask them. Be sure to surround yourself with positive people. They can be inspiring and motivating without much effort. It can be challenging to feel inspired by negative people or people that are just happy with the status quo. It can also be draining and blinding to that point that you don’t even realize it. As the saying goes, you are the company that you keep. Explore your passions. Think I about what it is that you truly like to do and how you can turn it into something meaningful.

A purpose in life can make you stay focused on the things that matter most to you like family or loved ones. It can also act as a guide in the right direction. When you focus on things that matter the things that don’t matter so much or don’t serve you purpose become easier to walk away from.