Create a Meaningful Life to Overcome Anxiety & Depression

Most people agree that, generally, they strive for a meaningful life. But what does it actually mean to have meaning in one’s life and how does purpose relate to anxiety and depression? What makes a life purposeful and what doesn’t will be different for every individual. There is no one-size-fits-all definition, but often people focus on the following four aspects to define meaning in their lives:

 

  • Organizing your life around core values like supporting your family, living authentically, and serving the community. 
  • Behaving goal-oriented and future-focused instead of impulse-driven and pleasure-guided. 
  • Assuming responsibility for yourself and others. 
  • Seeking knowledge and universal truth. 

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