Have you ever wondered if anything you do matters? Whether or not you realized it at the time, the core question in that is “Do I have a purpose?” I really struggled with that when I became a stay-at-home mom. I felt like my only purpose was to keep my family alive, and, technically, even a monkey could do that! Many people see the worth of their uniqueness through their careers, but I didn’t have that.

Over the years I discovered that the core of purpose comes from knowing your role in the things that matter to you. I know it is easy to feel replaceable, but I promise you are not! You are amazing and unique, and no one else can play your role. There are six relationships that make up that role, and I hope this post inspires you to dive in and recognize the life of purpose that is yours and yours alone.

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So, What is Purpose?

Purpose is the sense of fulfillment that comes from actively nurturing the significant relationships that characterize your life. Studies show that having a clear sense of purpose can lead to improved mental and physical well-being, increased resilience, and a longer, more satisfying life. However, in more poetic words, purpose is like a cool shower on a hot day. a sense of relief and calm derived from nurturing relationships that shape your life.

When I lost my son, my earth felt shattered, and it was ultimately these relationships that helped me start living again.  In that time when most things in my life felt so insignificant, it truly sunk in for me that embracing my purpose meant cherishing the relationships that mattered. It was in the loving support of my family and the connections that I had I nurtured that I found strength and clarity. We all want a life of purpose, but there comes a point when purpose is all that can carry you through. 

These important relationships are not just with people though. In this post, we are going to talk about the six relationships that create a life of purpose to help you feel fulfilled and at peace.

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1. Your Relationship With Yourself

As with most things, it’s best to work from the inside out. Self-compassion, a cornerstone of this relationship, has been linked to reduced stress, increased happiness, and improved overall psychological health. Embracing your imperfections isn’t just liberating; it’s scientifically proven to enhance your well-being and improve every other relationship. 

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2. Your Relationship With Your Family

The bonds of family hold an undeniable influence on our lives. Scientific research highlights the positive impact of strong family ties on mental health, self-esteem, and emotional resilience. However, nurturing these relationships, through quality time and open communication, aligns beautifully with our quest for a life of purpose.

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3. Your Relationship With Your Home

Science supports what we intuitively know: our living space affects our well-being. Studies reveal that a well-maintained and aesthetically pleasing home environment can positively impact mood, stress levels, and overall life satisfaction. Considering the hours a day we spend in our homes, that is not surprising! Your home should be your haven: a place that supports you and brings you peace. 

Does that mean it has to be clean 24/7? Nope. But you will be happier in your home if it reflects what is important to you. By investing care and attention into your home, you’re creating a space that supports your dreams and encourages a life of purpose.

4. Your Relationship With Your Community

Our community nurtures us in ways beyond measure. Research demonstrates that social connections not only increase our sense of belonging but also contribute to a longer and healthier life. Engaging with your community, volunteering, and forming meaningful connections amplify the harmonious chorus of purpose in your life.

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5. Your Relationship With the Earth

Some of the most important things you can do are the least convenient, and one of those is caring for our planet. Not only is it important for the health of the planet, but it is also amazing how our own health is tied to being outside. Fresh air improves brain health, sunshine provides vitamin D, and more. Studies affirm that engaging with nature improves mental health, reduces stress, and boosts overall well-being. We are connected with this amazing Earth we live in, so a life of purpose nurtures that connection.

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6. Your Relationship With Joy

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that it is more difficult to live a life of purpose when you don’t believe you have a purpose. Joy is the belief that your life is for your benefit. Whether you believe that comes from God or something else, doesn’t change the significance of that belief. It means you are worth being nurtured to find your purpose. The more you believe in that worth, the more you will explore what you are capable of. Research reveals that a strong sense of spirituality can lead to increased life satisfaction, improved mental health, and enhanced resilience in the face of challenges. Embracing this relationship adds a layer of depth to your purposeful journey.

Notice something? I didn’t say money.

You’re absolutely right! Amidst these scientific revelations and heartfelt connections, money remains in the periphery. While financial stability is essential, it doesn’t hold the power to define a purposeful life. Instead, it’s the symphony of relationships, nurtured with love, that truly crafts a life of purpose.

As we embark on this purposeful voyage, let science and sincere connection guide us. Embrace the intricate dance of relationships—scientifically proven to enhance our lives—and infuse them with love, compassion, and authenticity. Together, we’re weaving a tapestry of purpose that harmonizes both the poetic and the scientific, culminating in a symphony of fulfillment.

So, let’s stride forward, hand in hand with science and heart, forging relationships that reverberate with meaning. In this harmonious journey, we discover that purpose isn’t just a word; it’s a beautiful melody woven through the threads of our lives.

I know many of these things are easier said than done, so I want to be real with you. It’s hard for me too. You are not alone in this. Most of my posts are written with the purpose of giving you actionable advice to make your life better, but, every once in a while, I’m going to share more about my story. If you really want to see how these things work for me personally, check out the posts below! Everything I write is for YOU. Whether through advice or my stories, I hope you find some hope and connection. The life you want is in reach!

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