We live in a culture with advanced technology and external pleasures that are supposed to make our lives easier than ever. However, research is pointing to the fact that it may not be making us happier at all. True happiness is found in places other than Instagram likes or the latest pair of rare Nikes. True fulfillment lies not in how much you have in your wallet, but how much you have in your heart.
Material wealth may feel like it’s bringing you happiness in the moment. However, the satisfaction material wealth brings is often fleeting. It disappears just as fast as it appeared. Before you know it, you’re constantly chasing happiness that won’t seem to stay put, like sand through your fingers.
If you’re ready to experience true fulfillment, then take a look at some of the best ways to find it.
Real fulfillment and life meaning doesn’t stem from how much others do for you, but rather how you contribute to others. Taking care of others is something that will make you feel good in ways that no material item could even come close to.
Serving your community opens your heart and creates connections that bring incredible meaning to your life” says Jean founder of AlignMat
Most of us are much more entitled than we might like to think. When things go wrong, it’s easy to find ourselves dwelling on everything that we don’t have rather than what we do have. The result is feeling frustrated, depressed, and hopeless.
However, studies show that the most resilient people are the ones that shift their focus on what’s going right in their lives when everything seems to be going wrong. The truth is, there is always something to be grateful for if you look in the right places.
Tap Into a Higher Consciousness
Sometimes our problems seem immense, making us feel smaller than the world around us. The result is feeling insignificant and disconnected from the world around us.
Connecting to a source that’s greater than ourselves can put your problems in perspective. The way people do this can vary. For some people, tapping into a higher consciousness means joining a religion, while for others, it’s painting, or connecting with nature.
The more that you connect with the world around you and appreciate the wonder and beauty that it has to offer, the more fulfillment you’ll experience.
Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
When we allow ourselves to get flustered over trivial day to day problems like someone not letting us pass in their lane, or the store being out of our favorite coffee, we’re reinforcing our dissatisfaction. Catch yourself getting upset about things that don’t matter in the bigger picture.
Think of it like training a muscle. The more that you work at it, the stronger you’ll get!