A large portion of our lives is often dedicated to the pursuit of happiness, of fulfilment – to really live life to the full. But we often struggle to see what this looks life or how to take action to make it happen.

Living a fulfilling life doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, it’s far less complicated than you may think. The biggest hurdle that people run into is a lack of patience, and planning. It takes time to smooth out the rough edges, heal the negative, and grow the positive in its place.

Self-improvement? Finding fulfilment and happiness in life? It’s the same. You can’t rush these things but you can create a plan and make it happen your way.

So, let’s talk about some seeds that you can plant and nurture into a fulfilling life for yourself:

Create Purpose in Your Life

Dedicating your time and life to a purpose is something that can provide fulfilment, whether that’s for yourself, for others, or both.

Here’s the good news! You don’t have to “find” your purpose. You can just create one! Go help some people that need it. Enter a profession that lets you make a difference in the lives of others. Choose something and make it your purpose.

Nurture your Relationships

Take the time to nurture and care for your relationships. Life can be so busy at times. It’s easy to get sucked up into the whirlwind of responsibilities and things you have to do. As you get older, it can be much more difficult to maintain friendships and relationships with the people you care about because you have even more to do.

Find your community and go all in – a sense of community with friends, family, and other acquaintances is hugely fulfilling.

Say ‘Yes’ More Often

“Yes” is a key that opens up doors to things you may have never known you wanted. Don’t define yourself by everything you think you know about who you are. Take some risks! Say yes to opportunities when they come around! Because they won’t always come around.

Allow yourself the freedom to grow and experience new things. Life is a constant learning process where you will hopefully be gaining new experiences and perspectives. Don’t cut yourself off from life by retreating behind the safety of, “Oh, I don’t think so…”

Practice Gratitude for What You Have

Gratitude is a popular – almost cliché – self-help process that is regularly touted as the key to a happy and fulfilling life. Don’t let the fact that it’s used so extensively distract you from the fact that it is a powerful tool that you can use in your everyday life.

The power of gratitude shifts your focus from what you don’t have to what you do have. When you regularly practice gratitude, you are training your brain to appreciate all the things you have, even if it’s not much. And the real superpower of gratitude is that it makes the pain and suffering that we experience in life worth something more.

Chase your dreams, let life flow how it needs to and do a little bit of what you love, every single day.

Stop making it harder for yourself to find happiness and fulfilment in the positive things you do have by focusing too much on the negative.

Still not sure how to lead a more fulfilling life? Speak to one of our coaches today, as we can walk you through ways you can create the life that you want.