Living a purposeful life is essential for our level of happiness. According to a study, conducted by Patrick Hill, an assistant professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, and Nicholas Turiano of the University of Rochester Medical Center, people who live on purpose, lives longer and have 15% lower risk of premature death. They feel emotionally better and suffer less from stress and anxiety. It is not surprising because a sense of direction in our life and deeper meaning can increase our inner peace. We feel more in harmony with ourselves and other people and have better emotional balance. To live a purposeful life, we do not necessarily need to change our life path, leave a job, make a career shift, break up a significant relationship, or make some other big life-changing decision. However, these changes can happen as a result of our inner transformation. Often, the adjustments in the outer world are the inseparable part of the inner shift. Living a purposeful life does not happen in an instant. Most frequently, it is a process that needs time. If we acknowledge that our lives need a purpose, then we are ready for a change. A call for change can come in many different ways. Sometimes, it is depression, anxiety, illness, break up, job loss, loss of someone significant in our lives, etc. Interestingly, this call can come even if we live a comfortable and successful life. In that case, if we feel empty and bored in spite of favorable circumstances, then we are invited to go deeper and give our lives more meaning. To find out how to live a purposeful life, we need to understand where to start and what we can do.
To find out the answers to the questions “How?” and “Where to start?”, life coaching offers valuable tools and techniques that can help us navigate through hard times and find a sense of direction, even though we are in the middle of the crisis. In this way, our journey will not seem as lonely as we can perceive it. On the other hand, clarity and insights we gain through life coaching will help us get in touch with our inner strength and courage, and lift our spirits to enjoy the process.