1. Live in the present.
Living in the present is difficult, especially for those who are adamant about being in control about all aspects of their lives — living in the present means to live in the moment and concentrating on what is going on at this moment.
2. Read self-help and spiritual books.
Reading self-help and spiritual books have been a tremendous aid in figuring out your purpose. So many authors have gone through similar experiences. It is refreshing to read about it because it gives you a piece of mind– you are not alone– you are not the only one on this planet going through problems. See the bottom of the page for a recommended list of self-help and spiritual books and podcasts.
3. Knowledge is POWER!
The more you educate yourself, the more your general awareness becomes clearer. Reading is a powerful tool because it exercises, challenges, and stimulates your mind and imagination.
Meditation may be difficult to master at first, but after you put it into practice every day, you become better, and eventually, it will become part of your daily routine.
5. Stay away from negative people.
I am going to share one of the best advice my mom said to me many times growing up: stay away from negative people. They are miserable people that like to make others miserable like them. From what I have experienced in my twenty-seven years of life– my mother is right. I’ve even lost friends because of how pessimistic they view life. I couldn’t bear listening to constant negativity, so I distanced myself. If you have to do the same, do it!
6. No more excuses, be consistent.
When you find excuses not to do something, chances are, you will never come around and follow-through. The key is to be consistency and push yourself. You will notice that after, you will feel good about yourself because you accomplished something. So next time you decide not to do something force yourself and see how good you will feel.
7. Stop comparing yourself.
If comparing yourself know is a problem for you, try to detach yourself from the source, even if it’s ending a relationship or deleting your Instagram for a while. Because at the end of the day, nothing matters, but yourself. Become your biggest fan!
8. Stop trying to impress others.
Of course, you have to impress others at some point, for example, an employer in an interview. But, to always worry about what others think, negates you from living the life you are meant to live. It makes you do things that are not genuine, not you. The only person you need to impress is yourself.
9. Practice Gratitude
Life is not easy, and you should know that by now; however, be grateful– you are alive! You are given the opportunity to live in this universe– take advantage of it. Be thankful for the little things you have. When you practice gratitude, it makes wholesome and leads to feeling peaceful, content, and at the moment.
10. CONCLUSION: Love yourself, no matter what!
Loving yourself is most important in finding your purpose. You are unique. Know there is a reason why you are here– hone who you are and flourish.
SUGGESTED SELF-HELP/SPIRITUAL BOOKS:
PODCASTS TO LISTEN TO:
- Melissa Ambrosini
- PURSUIT WITH PURPOSE PODCAST by Melyssa Griffin
- Do It Scared by Ruth Soukup
- RISE Together Rachel & David Hollis