“Everyone needs a reason to get up in the morning, be it a job or walking the dog. That's what gets you going and the rest follows.”
Purposeful activity means different things for different people. It's something that gets you out of bed in the morning. It might be your work, a hobby, or things you do regularly that you enjoy.
These activities make you feel like a contributor, build your sense of self-worth, and give you satisfaction and meaning. And they are vital to everyone's wellbeing.
There are many activities to choose from, and it might take some time finding the right one for you. The important thing is to start.
Looking around the Internet for things you are interested in may provide the spark you need. We have a few resources to help you get started. We also have pages on purposeful activities like work, hobbies, volunteering, and more.
So, what are the purposeful activities in your life?
A closer look
Artistic activities can enhance mental health
It has long been believed that artistic activities can help provide personal meaning and boost mental health, and now, recent research is showing evidence for this. These beneficial effects are true of all art forms - like music, dance, visual arts or expressive writing - and can occur whether you are doing the art yourself, or observing the work of someone else (like going to an art gallery or listening to music). (Source)