- Cyndi Earle
The Missing Link to Your Wellbeing
Wellbeing is what enables us to flourish. There is a significant body of research showing that people who have high levels of wellbeing receive many positive outcomes. They are more resilient, have more energy, and are healthier and happier. They’re also more charitable, better liked by others, more creative and productive at work, and in relationships.
There is no magic pill that guarantees wellbeing, but there are simple tools that the research shows have proven to have great positive effects on our wellness. I have been deeply passionate about this topic for decades.
We need to take a holistic approach when it comes to wellbeing and look at the things that make us feel physically energized, emotionally connected, mentally focused, and spiritually aligned.
It’s through this broader, holistic lens that our purpose comes into the equation, and it’s often the missing link when we are trying to thrive. So often the focus on wellbeing centres around our physical wellbeing. As a society, in recent years we are getting better at talking about our mental health. But what still gets missed from the discussion is our emotional energy, our spiritual wellbeing, our connection to purpose and our connection to serving something greater than ourselves.
A sense of purpose keeps us grounded and is one of the most enduring sources of energy that helps us overcome many other limitations around our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The research shows that developing a sense of meaning and belonging, is one of the biggest factors for happiness, productivity, and engagement in life.
It makes sense. If we’re living with a sense of purpose that feels aligned with our values, it gives us that grounded motivation and drive that fuels so much of what we do. The happiness and fulfilment that comes from living in alignment with your own set of values and purpose are powerful. It allows you to live in an authentic way, show up as your whole self and live with integrity.
It’s not only a personal sense of purpose that enhances your wellbeing... connecting to something greater than yourself every day also helps. This isn’t a prescription. It’s about determining what connecting to something greater than yourself means for you. It could be through prayer. It may be through being in nature or through contemplation. Maybe you read spiritual or yogic texts, or through some form of philosophy.
How are you creating space to cultivate that emotional and spiritual energy that will help you in connecting with people and your community in ways that matter to you?
I invite you to reflect on this question and consider what your day and life would look like if you could bring in more focus on your overall wellbeing and energy...with purpose.