7 Steps to a Joyful Meaningful Life
Wish you could feel a deeper sense of purpose, meaning, or fulfillment in your life?
Or feel there’s got to be more to life than you’re experiencing right now?
You’re not alone. Many women over forty feel life isn’t quite as they’d like it to be – until they embrace this stage of life as an opportunity for change.
Depending on what research you read, anything from 75% of people are on a quest to connect to what will give their life more meaning.
Once you connect to a sense of meaning you’re more likely to feel better about yourself, enjoy more emotional, physical, and emotional wellbeing, plus live longer.
What is ‘meaning’?
Meaning is your reason for living: your why? It’s what gets you out of bed each morning. It’s a feeling that radiates from within you yet it can only be felt when you feel connected to others or something bigger outside of you.
A meaningful life is enriching although it isn’t always easy. Nor does meaning always equate to happiness.
“A human being is not one in pursuit of happiness but rather in search of a reason to become happy.” Viktor E Frankl, Author of Man’s Search for Meaning.
The good news is that by focusing on what you can control and influence (your thoughts, feelings, and actions) you can create a meaningful AND fulfilling life.
The nine nuggets of living a meaningful life
We feel a sense of meaning when we move from:
- feeling there’s something wrong with us to feeling self-love;
- surviving to thriving;
- feeling loneliness to belonging;
- disconnection to a full expression of our authentic self;
- lack to abundance in the way we tell our story;
- victim to personal leadership;
- separation to transcendence;
- worthlessness to purpose; and
- ambivalence to intentional impact.
Seven steps enjoying a fulfilling meaningful life
How do we make these shifts? By following these simple steps:
1. Connect to your WHY?
Take time out to explore what a meaningful life would look like to you. What is missing in your life? What’s important to you? What do you yearn for? If you were living your highest purpose what would you be doing? What’s holding you back from enjoying this now?
2. Embrace possibility and success
Expand your vision for what’s possible. Let go of beliefs and feelings that no longer serve you. Instead, choose to embrace a mindset of possibility and success to accelerate your journey towards enjoying a meaningful life. It’s possible. You can do this. You deserve it!
3. You matter: nurture you
Looking after yourself is the greatest gift you can give your soul and others. Plan to do this by developing an enjoyable, healthy, and consistent self-care practice. One that enables you to get all your needs met and thrive (mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually).
4. Unleash the authentic woman you were born to be
Get clear on your passions, gifts, talents, and what feeds your soul. So you can reconnect and step into your unique feminine superpower and the woman you were born to be. It’s time for fun, creativity, and exploration. Let’s go!
5. Make a difference in the world
Identify how you can be of greater service in the world. Ways you can help tackle local, global, social, or environmental issues you care about. What issues are you concerned about? What charities or causes pull at your heartstrings? What compels you into action?
6. Create an exciting vision
Now it’s time to consolidate your ideas and create an exciting vision board that represents all the opportunities and possibilities you want to explore. Imagine, what could your ideal future look like, when you’re living a joyful meaningful life?
7. Take inspired action
Nothing is going to change until you start taking inspired action aligned to your truth and the impact you want to have in the world. Let’s create a plan to prioritise your ideas–so you ensure what you do in the future is aligned to your truth and the meaningful life you want to enjoy.
Ready to create a more meaningful, fulfilling, and joyful life?
Like every other woman on the planet, you deserve it to be happy.
Many women get distracted by the illusion we are not good enough or as worthy as others. This is nonsense.
Imagine what a meaningful life would look like for you.
Often described as one of the most authentic and inspiring souls you can meet, Alisoun is on a mission to improve the lives of 100,000 people–by making it easier for women over forty to enjoy a life of meaning, vitality and to have more impact in the world.
Alisoun’s keynote talks, training, mentoring, and best-selling books Give-to-Profit: How to Grow Your Business by Supporting Charities and Social Causes and Heartatude: The 9 Principles of Heart-Centered Success have favorably changed the good fortune of thousands of people worldwide. She loves doing humanitarian work, fundraising, and living by the beach in Scotland.
Check out Alisoun’s free resources:
- Ebook: 101 Ways to Create a Joyful Life of Meaning, Vitality, and Impact Over 40 <HERE>.
- Masterclass: The 3 Secrets to Creating a Joyful Meaningful Life <HERE>
- Ebook: 52 Ways to Raise Funds for Charities and Social Causes Through Your Business <HERE>
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