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passionFinding your purpose in life is a powerful thing. Having a purpose in life gives us something to focus on, reach for, and be proud of. When we have a larger purpose for our lives, we have something to live for. Our struggles are suddenly worth fighting, and our mental health becomes a priority. However, if you struggle with addiction or mental health issues, you may find it hard to find a purpose. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few things to keep in mind. 

Treat Your Mental Health

Seeking help for addiction, mental health issues or trauma is a huge step. As you work with a mental health professional, you will begin to understand yourself better and to learn things about yourself that you never knew or fully acknowledged before. 

Experiment With New Activities

Trying new things is a great way to see if you enjoy them. Take classes, travel, and do those activities you have always wanted to do. You may be surprised to find out what clicks. Recovery can be challenging and consuming. Finding time to do things you enjoy is very important and a large part of the process. 

Reconnect With Past Passions

Many times when we face challenges such as addiction and mental health disorders, those challenges have a way of consuming us. As you journey through recovery, take time to think back to all of the things you once loved. You may find these past passions lead you in new and exciting avenues. 

Reach Out to Others

If you are struggling to find your purpose in life, do not be afraid to reach out to others. Professionals in religion, art, philanthropy or social work are all great resources. It is never too late to continue learning and expanding your knowledge and skills. 


There are many benefits to finding a purpose for your life. It can give you a direction, a focus, and a reason to live a healthy life. When we find ourselves in the midst of mental health issues and addiction struggles, the thought of a grander life purpose can seem impossible and out of reach. Seeking professional help is a great first step to take. Here at The Guest House, we know taking that first step is hard and scary. We are a group of professionals with extensive experience in helping others through their recovery journey. We are here for you every step of the way. Call us today to learn more about our different treatment options and how we can support you at (855) 483-7800.