What is the meaning for your life? Not the meaning of your life, but what gives your life a sense of meaning?
This can be something as simple as taking your dog for a walk, or as complex as working on a cure for cancer.
The truth is, it does not really matter which path you use to find meaning. Because meaning is individual and looks different for everyone.
Viktor Frankl argued that meaning is the primary motivator in life and that by living a life without meaning we are prone to experiencing bouts of depression and anxiety.
He figured that living a life full of boredom, we were also living a life without meaning. When we are bored with life, we bounce around seeking cheap thrills through temporary pleasures and excitement.
In this sense, boredom = a tendency toward addictions. Addictions can come in many forms; drug and alcohol, gambling, shallow relationships, social media, eating, shopping, etc.
If you find yourself struggling with these type of behaviors, ask for professional help. Our mental health is just as important as physical health.
We will waste no time seeking out the best vitamins, diets, gyms, botox, and plastic surgery to improve our physical appearance, but we rarely give any thought to improving our mental health and emotional stability.
Most of all, YOU are responsible for YOUR life. If you don’t like something about your life, take action, don’t wait to make a re-action.