4 tips to finding clarity about your purpose

Purpose is what gets us up in the morning every day. A lot of my patients that are struggling with mental illness question their purpose in life. Sometimes your stressors  can make you feel hopeless and there's no limits to your struggles. However, your purpose cannot be blocked by your mental illness or problems.
 
If you are struggling to identify what your purpose is, here are some tips that can help you find clarity:
 
1) What is it that you find that it's very easy to do and others find it hard to do?
 
2) What do people come to you for all the time and looking for solutions?
 
3) What can you find joy in that you're so engrossed in it that you lose track of time?
 
4) We can never lose sight of our past pain, what did you learn from that experience and how can you use that to help and serve others?
 
Your purpose can be fulfilled through your work, business, or volunteering.We are placed on Earth for a reason and it's up to us to find it. As long as your heart is still beating you will have time to find your purpose. Once you find it, you'll be set free and able to live everyday to its fullest.  You are not a finished product and  there is always room for growth and learning.
Author
Dr. Ifeanyi Olele Ifeanyi Olele, DO, MBA, MS, is a board-certified psychiatrist who sees adolescent and adult patients in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area at Genesis Psychiatric Solutions. Dr. Olele is a dedicated psychiatrist in the treatment of anxiety, depression, trauma-related stress disorders, and attention deficit disorders. Dr. Ifeanyi Olele is one of the few psychiatrists who utilizes psychotherapy (talk therapy) as part of his treatment plan.

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