We all struggle with a purpose in life. Some days in the midst of work, laundry, family, and business, we forget the bigger picture. This article talks about the need for a purpose in life. What is the purpose for today, next year, the rest of my life? Most of the time, it is a simple thing like making a difference in the lives of others.
What are your short-term and long-term goals?
In the “all things are connected” department, a large-scale longitudinal study has found that people who have a sense of purpose live longer. The research, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that those who had died over the course of the study had reported lower purpose in life and fewer positive relations than did survivors.
Summarized in a report from the Association for Psychological Science, the study also found that having a life purpose consistently predicted lower mortality risk across the lifespan, whether for younger, middle-aged, or older participants. Read more.