|Creative Development for Artists, Writers and all Artistic Creativity|
I’ve been doing a lot of reading about attaining enhanced wellbeing – about what brings people a sense of fulfilment, meaning and peace. All at once my thoughts crystallized into this simple formula that cuts to the essence of how to increase your sense of lifelong wellbeing.
Despite its extreme brevity is not meant to be flippant. It is simple, obvious yet profound. Here it is.
The pursuit of wealth and fame for their own sake do not bring a sense of wellbeing to your life. In fact they can make it harder to attain. Do not make these goals your main, or only, focus.
Clearly identify the people and activities that you value in your life. Spend more time with the people and do more of these activities.
Clearly identify the people and activities that bring unhappiness, stress and anxiety to your life. Either – spend less time with the people and less time on these activities – or – find different ways of dealing with them.
Even small steps in the directions above will move you away from illbeing and towards wellbeing. Make it a gradual but constant process – it could well be the most important project of your life.
Find your own sense of wellbeing.