As we are all aging each day, no matter our current age, this series on aging applies to us all. We may not want to get older (age) on purpose, but we have no choice. What we can choose is keeping our attitude young.
Keeping our attitude young may seem a daunting task on those days we are tired and our bones creak. We have work, bills, chores, family and social obligations. How do we fit in a youthful attitude when our minds are swimming with all we need to do?
We must have purpose! Why are we working, paying bills, doing chores, etc? Is it security, a vacation fund, to provide for our families? Those are purposes! If these are purposes, why are we still stressed? Where is that magic pill to keep our minds clear and happy?
Many books have been written about finding our “purpose. ” We may meditate, go to seminars, synagogues, churches or mosques. We leave feeling refreshed, ready to begin anew, then……we go back to the old “grind.”
Agsin, where is that magic formula or pill to keep us clear, happy and young? This article originally implied purpose, then said purposes can make us stressed!
The magic formula is one main purpose, or our WHY. What makes you most happy? If that is difficult to pinpoint, make a list. You may find that many things that make you happy tie into one main purpose.
For example; my happy list items are: travel, time with my husband, helping others and feeling healthy. I was able to condense those items into one main purpose: feeding malnourished children.
Feeding malnourished children obviously fulfills helping others. It also takes care of my health, as the whole foods nutrition I purchase is a social business model similar to Tom’s Shoes. My husband and I are able to spend time together and travel by visiting some of the children we feed, in addition to other trips we qualify for.
Honing in on my main purpose has renewed my energy and outlook on life! I feel younger than I did 2 decades ago! Your WHY is simply what makes you happiest. Find It, pursue it, and age with purpose!