Jun 21

How to Find Your Ikigai

While I was setting up my bullet journal (more on that later this week), I found several YouTube channels that I binge-watched over the weekend. One of the most intriguing videos (linked below) involved the Japanese concept of “Ikigai” (pronounced icky guy)– or “reason for being.” It’s geared to millennials, but it’s worth watching even if you’re older. Most days, I feel like I’m already living out my ikigai, but it helps me to go inward sometimes and check in with myself. Print out or draw the diagram and put it where you can see it occasionally. It’s a great way to mentally balance whatever competes for your attention or as a tool to help you discover your own ikigai. In my case, it reaffirmed my decision to begin blogging again and falls into the “What I Love / What I’m good at” (Passion) quadrant — an area where I haven’t done a very good job of nurturing my talents. Once you’ve checked that out, go to Good&Co for a fun quiz



  1. Hilary McDaniel says:

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  2. Natalie says:

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