It is said that a person can live for three weeks without food, three days without water, three hours without shelter in a harsh environment, three minutes without oxygen, and three seconds without hope. We need hope to survive and having a purpose in life gives us that hope in heaping spoonfuls.
Find and know your deeper purpose using these helpful tips:
Purpose: Find what brings you joy and what God’s intended purpose is for you.
Hope: What is your hope built on? Lean into that and develop it.
Hobbies: Spend time each week honing a skill or hobby.
Discipline: Develop habits to build greater character.
It has been studied and proven that having healthy relationships can benefit your body’s stress response, improve healing time, increase potential for healthier lifestyle, gives a greater sense of purpose, and may increase life-span.
Be intentional about family and friends through some of these action steps:
Physical Touch: Give hugs to family and friends often.
Cultivate: Work on developing 2-3 deeper relationships this season.
Time: Make actual, scheduled time for those you love.
Support: Support your friends and family when they are struggling.
Listen: Listen to understand rather than listen to respond.