The Importance of Passion and How to Find Yours

Mental Health Services

Do you realize the importance of having passion in your life? Now more than ever with many of us cooped up in our homes, depression is greater than ever. Our freedoms seem to have been ripped out and replaced by boredom, isolation, lack of money and a diminishing desire to follow our passions; however, now more than ever is the time to not only find your passion but pursue it!

But what is your passion? You might think you lost it, or never found it. The fact is we all have a passion. In fact the happiest and most successful people I know focus their time doing it. The best is if you can make money doing something your passionate about.

For this reason, here is a list of some things you might consider pursuing...

Health and Wellness

  • Eating healthy
  • Walking, jogging or hiking 
  • Running
  • Biking
  • Swimming
  • Self-defense
  • Pilates
  • Sports
  • Working out with weights or bodyweight
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Self-care, such as massage, grooming, etc.

Learning and Growing

  • Researching or experimenting
  • Reading self-help books or taking online courses
  • Learning new skills
  • Practicing
  • Journalling
  • Learning how to learn
  • Knowledge
  • Wisdom
  • Personal finance

Work and Service

  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • Work performance and productivity
  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Training or teaching
  • Donating
  • Volunteering

Living a Good Life

  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Painting, sketching or crafting
  • Knitting and Crocheting
  • Designing
  • Creating or Editing
  • Building or repairing
  • Collecting or organizing
  • Decluttering or cleaning
  • Playing an instrument
  • Singing
  • Dancing
  • Comedy, act or entertainment
  • Reading fiction
  • Watching movies, TV series, documentaries, etc
  • Listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc.
  • Reviewing
  • Making and composing
  • Photography
  • Event hosting or celebration
  • Programming
  • Playing or gaming
  • Cooking
  • Gardening
  • Animals
  • Nature
  • Travel
  • Adventure sports

Love and Relationships

  • Being a friend
  • Being a spouse or partner
  • Being a parent
  • Being a son/daughter
  • Being a brother/sister
  • Being a relative
  • Being a citizen

Having purpose is one of the most important elements in be happy. Having purpose (and passion) helps you to find and do things that add meaning to your life, it also helps when things go wrong. ... A healthy sense of Purpose helps you to put those events in perspective, to refocus on the things that are meaningful to you, and to move ahead and enjoy life.