A Fragile Purpose

Worried man standing by window with hands on head

Searching For One’s Meaning

Life can become very difficult at times because we often question our purpose and direction in life. To obtain big positive results often feels like an eternity away; it happens so infrequently that we easily lose hope. So we continue to search for meaning by questioning our thoughts, decisions and desires. Some may even believe to have a fragile purpose and that nothing will ever change their course in life.

Your purpose in life can only be discovered within yourself. You may have people who know you very well and help guide you, but the answers lie within you. We may all feel like we have a fragile purpose at times: whatever path that we’re heading down feels like it can go wrong at any minute.

And that’s another problem with modern-day society: too much pressure and expectations is stressing us out and increasing our worries about tomorrow for no good reason. We have no control over what happens tomorrow. We have no control over what is going to happen in 10 minutes!

So why worry about tomorrow or your purpose if life relies on constant change? You’re better off working towards your goals while maintaining a positive outlook on life. There is nothing wrong with searching for meaning, but don’t allow the process to unnecessarily worry you.

We often feel like we have a fragile purpose because we don’t see the results that we want. We continue trying year after year, only to glance at our watches and realize that we are one week away from new year’s eve. “Great” we tell ourselves, “another year has gone and I still haven’t accomplished X, Y, and Z.”

And if you don’t accomplish X, Y, and Z next year as well, are you going to continue being miserable? That sounds like a terrible plan. Rather, just go with the flow by knowing what you want in life, believing that you will achieve it and remaining positive in the process. And keep your expectations low!

If you don’t accomplish your goals, then there’s nothing wrong with that. You can either tweak them, come up with new ones or keep pushing forward. Don’t allow your mind to become your enemy, making you believe that you have a fragile purpose. Enjoy the process of life by staying positive and believing that things will turn out better in the near future!

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)

Worrying Can Kill You

Worried man sitting outside with hand on face

Worrying: A Catalyst To Mental Illness

The act of allowing your mind to dwell on difficulties, troubles or unnecessary thoughts promotes stress, fatigue and even the development of a mental illness. This act is called worrying and we do it all the time; day and night. If you are worrying a lot during the day, then you can bet that you are unconsciously worrying throughout the night.

Worrying is your mind becoming stuck in a repetitive loop that is focused on a certain set of thoughts; it’s very much tied in to anxiety. But it doesn’t mean that you have anxiety if you are constantly worrying. It can just be a bad habit which you have developed secondary to your life circumstances.

People who live in urban environments are especially prone to worry about many different things. This has to do with living a fast-paced life, environmental stress, over-population, traffic and feeling rushed a lot of times. Whenever you are feeling rushed, you start to experience pressure regarding certain thoughts and behaviors.

For instance, you might feel rushed to leave your home in the morning and make it to work on time. In the process, you forget if you turned off the stove or closed the fridge from 5 minutes ago. So you go back and check them, but because you are in a rush, you end up worrying about your kitchen later on that day.

And this pattern of worrying may continue to get worse. Your worrying can even start encompassing new thoughts and behaviors; the more you feed into it, the more powerful your worries become. Worrying is also very much tied in to OCD. Once these thoughts become too negative to handle, they’re often followed by compulsions in order to alleviate them.

Excessive worrying, stress, anxiety and other symptoms can lead you to feeling suicidal. Your brain becomes overloaded with negative clutter, which distracts you from thinking clearly about your life. When you are distracted, other things in your life start to crumble; as those things go down, they also pull onto you to sink you down with them.

Keep your worries at a minimum. Often times, they’re actually never really needed.

Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)