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How do feelings of purpose affect your brain health?

A sense of a purpose in life is a strong predictor of better brain health. Enriching your day-to-day life with meaningful activities can help establish a sense of balance and coherence.

SCIENCE SAYS:

Finding a higher meaning in life has been shown to correlate with a reduction in feelings of stress and negativity. Research has shown many possible benefits for individuals who feel a strong sense of purpose, including lower levels of depression, anxiety and cognitive decline.

BEGIN BY:

  • Exploring your core values and how each brings meaning to your life and actions
  • Nurturing close, healthy relationships that help you stay aligned with your purpose
  • Being intentional about seeking out and defining your purpose in simple, honest terms
  • Engaging in exploratory activities, like nature walks, creative activities and asking existential questions

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