im having trouble finding purpose in life. all the little things are piling up and i dont see the point in doing it all when i dont think i want to live much longer.
advice is welcome
Finding Purpose Is the Key to Living Your Best Life
The combination of a successful career, a loving family, and a strong social network may seem like the recipe for a perfect life. However, even those who can check each of those boxes might feel like something is missing and that “something” is their purpose in life.
“Finding your purpose” is more than just a cliché or a dream that will never be fulfilled. It’s a tool for better, happier, healthier life that too few people attempt to use.
Only around 25% of Americans adults cite having a clear sense of purpose about what makes their lives meaningful, according to one analysis of the subject in The New York Times,1 while 40% either claim neutrality on the subject, or say they don't.
Why Do You Need a Sense of Purpose?
A 2010 study published in Applied Psychology2 found that individuals with high levels of eudemonic well-being which involves having a sense of purpose along with a sense of control and a feeling like what you do is worthwhile tend to live longer. Other researchers3 found that well-being might be protective for health maintenance. In that research, people with the strongest well-being were 30 percent less likely to die during the eight-and-a-half-year follow-up period.
There’s also research that links feeling as if you have a sense of purpose to positive health outcomes,4 such as fewer strokes and heart attacks, better sleep, and a lower risk of dementia and disabilities.
So, the good news is, you don’t have to choose between having wealth and living a meaningful life. You might find the more purpose you have, the more money you’ll earn.
With all those benefits, it’s clear that it’s important to find purpose and meaning in your life. But purpose and meaning are not something that can be determined quickly.
The process requires plenty of self-reflection, listening to others, and finding where your passions lie.5 These seven strategies can help you reveal or find your purpose so you can begin living a more meaningful life.
These seven strategies can help you reveal or find your purpose so you can begin living a more meaningful life.
Donate Time, Money, or Talent. …
Listen to Feedback. …
Surround Yourself with Positive People. …
Start Conversations with New People. …
Explore Your Interests. …
Consider Injustices That Bother You. …
Discover What You Love to Do. …
it must be extremely difficult to experience this emotional pain. I am related to it, only regarding other issues. I personal went to the GP and got some "mood booster" or better known as anti depressions.
When they start to kick in, you will start getting glimpses of hope back and you get some ground back under your feet. I'm sure you will find your purpose, you might even got your calling but aren't able to see or experience it yet.
Every person in this world has the right of being happy, healthy and all sort of other things.
Please seek professional help and know that you are not alone.
I forgot to mention, that you can call the Samaritans day and night if you need to talk. They normally also got informations about organisations . to turn too. I have no idea in which country you are living, neither your age but the GP should be able to point you in the right direction. Otherwise you also could call the crisis team.
I do wish you all the best!!