From my experiences, a core issue to many emotions and mental difficulties revolves around the idea of purpose. So what is purpose? The accepted definition for purpose found in the Merriam-Webster dictionary is:
1 a : something set up as an object or end to be attained : intention
b : resolution, determination
2 : a subject under discussion or an action in course of execution What comes to mind when I see these definitions of “purpose” is this sense of motion. To have purpose is to be in motion; intentionally living for or towards something. Also, connected to motion is the need for energy. In order to initiate and sustain that motion, energy is needed.
“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how” - Friedrich Nietzsche Last time I talked briefly about revitalizing a sense of purpose through small steps to re-align your physical, mental, and emotional energy for living. The gist was to build on these small daily steps for reigniting purpose to fuel some momentum for living. Momentum can become it’s own self perpetuating cycle, but the biggest trap to losing momentum again is allowing this process to be come mindlessly automatic.