What’s your purpose? Does that question make you cringe? Honestly, I think that when the idea of finding purpose comes up many of us start to sweat and wonder if we measure up. Our minds wander to our jobs, our education, our hobbies… and all of the things we do. And for many of us, we may find ourselves wanting (or completely lost)
But what if things could be different? What if our purpose isn’t really what we’ve been led to believe? What if it comes from a completely different place?
If the idea of finding your purpose makes you cringe… if you’re feeling like you’ll never find it, or if you’ve recently lost your way, this post is for you <3.
Do you have a pet in your life? A fur child you adore that adds a ton of happiness to every day? Or a scaly little lizard with a huge personality that makes you laugh? What about an aquarium full of googly eyed fish, wiggling their glorious, colourful tails? No matter the species, pet’s bring us so much joy… but I bet you didn’t know that they actually come with a ton of huge health benefits too!
Let’s talk about all of the magnificent ways that pets support your well-being:
Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in the middle of a never ending to-do list? There are always a million things that need to be done. Many of us work our booties off all day only to come home and work even more. But how often do you sit back and literally do nothing?
Even in our free time, we often fill the void with other activities… from checking e-mails, to returning texts and phone calls, to doing all of those chores that seriously seem to never end. Doing nothing can leave us feeling guilty. But if there’s one thing you add to your self-care routine it definitely needs to be time to do nothing. It’s anything but a waste of time.
Let’s talk about why doing nothing can be one of the best things that you can do for yourself.
This time five years ago I was trying to absorb the fact that I have Graves Disease, an incurable, but thankfully treatable, autoimmune disease.
Like many diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, my life drastically changed after my diagnosis. Initially I was devastated and angry. But five years later I can honestly say that Graves Disease has changed my life for the better.
Really, I changed myself for the better. But knowing I would be spending a lifetime with Graves Disease truly motivated me to examine my life and foster changes that would allow me to thrive in my circumstances. And there are so many ways that you can too! Even if you don’t have a chronic illness.
Don’t wait for a disease to make yourself a priority. Let’s talk about how to truly make yourself feel fantastic, inside and out.
Are you on a pursuit of happiness? Do you strive to create a foundation of joy and gratitude and greet the world with a smile on your face? I certainly do and I think that this ideal is fairly popular, especially among the wellness community.
And how could it not be? Happiness feels good! A positive outlook is good for you. Emotional vitality and a sense of optimism can help you to avoid and/or manage illnesses like heart attacks, stroke, diabetes and depression (source).
But there’s something to be said about emotional balance. It is impossible to live a life where you never feel negative emotions. Sadness, anger, fear, anxiety… these are inevitable facts of life. The question is, can negative emotions be good for you?