Having a sense of purpose helps us feel whole. The funny thing is, we are all born with so much purpose. Our existence alone is purposeful, but this can feel clouded based on expectations of how we “should” live our lives.
Purpose can be the reason why we are doing something, or it could be a feeling of determination. The beauty of children is that they live with purpose naturally if we allow them the space to just be who they are. We can watch them gravitate toward certain activities, people, or ways of moving through the world.
The pressures of society, conforming, and living up to certain expectations are what derail us from our purpose.
Why do we do this? Especially when science tells us that;
“Individuals with a strong sense of purpose tend to live longer, have healthier hearts, and are more psychologically resilient.”
- Sarah Greenberg (read the FULL article)
I feel like I am a living example of this. I feel differently now than I have my whole life prior. I feel more resilient, aware, and happy, overall…even when life feels hard.
My goal is to support both TEACHERS and CHILDREN in accessing and maintaining a sense of purpose, so they can overcome burnout and conformity, and feel more resilient.
This week, practice uncovering your purpose by taking a few minutes every day to journal or think about what makes you happy. Try to witness this same joy in your children and/or students.