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.
- 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