What's Your Ikigai?
your reason for being
in Japanese 'iki' means 'life,' and 'gai' describes value or worth
In Japanese culture, Ikigai is a state of mind where one feels their daily life has meaning.
It is not the same as happiness, which is a temporary state of mind.
Ikigai is a driving force that keeps us going and motivates us to do things in our lives.
- What do you love to do?
- What does the world need that you can provide?
- What are you good at doing?
- What brings you joy?
1. Ikigai has four main components:
2. Remember what makes you happy:
What are some of your favorite memories?
What brings you joy?
What do you look forward to doing each day?
These are all clues that can help you discover what brings meaning and joy into your life.
3. Explore new possibilities:
What skills or interests have been on your mind lately? Try them out!
You might be surprised at how much they energize and inspire you.