Finding Your Purpose Adds Enjoyment to Your Life
Created by: Foodom, posted on 05/24/21
Do you feel you have a “purpose” in life, or are you going through life strictly by routine, expectations, and the need to make money?
There is a Japanese concept called “ikigai” that is about finding joy, fulfillment, and balance in the daily routine of life. Ikigai combines the terms iki, meaning “alive” or “life,” and gai, meaning “benefit” or “worth.”
The Main Concept of Ikigai
The concept of ikigai as a purpose in life with both personal and social dimensions is captured by the ikigai diagram.
This diagram on the right (via SavvyTokyo.com) includes overlapping spheres covering:
- What you love
- What you are good at
- What the world needs
- What you can get paid for
How to Find Your Ikigai
If you’re feeling unsure about what your ikigai is, there are a number of ways to refocus your mind and purpose. Hector Garcia, who wrote Ikigai: The Secret to a Long and Happy Life, said “If you find yourself blocked because change is difficult, try adding some new thing to your life: a new hobby, new circle of friends, or a new job on the side.”
Start by putting together a note of the top 10 things you have spent your time on this week. After writing them down, ask yourself if those things are adding purpose to your life. If not, think about what lights you up inside. Something you look forward to if you give yourself the time to pursue it.
How can you find the time to incorporate that into your life? For example, if you have always been inspired to write a book, can you wake up early each day to write for an hour? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to spend more time on the water kayaking and convening with nature. What can you do to fit that into your life?
Finding More Time to Find Your Purpose
At Foodom, we believe in people finding their purpose to lead a happier and healthier longer life. Our founder, Reneta Jenik, started the company so that she could help others find the time to find their purpose too. And for those that cooking is their purpose, create a place for them to express their passion and create, earn better pay, in a positive environment with ease and flow.
Foodom pairs you with a chef to take one large thing off your plate – preparing meals. Think of all the time you would get back in your life if you didn’t have to spend time thinking of a meal, shopping for it, cooking it, and washing the cookware every night!
We’re here to help you make the time and energy to find your ikigai, with a personal chef to prepare meals for your family on a weekly basis!
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