Ikigai: The Japanese secret to a long and happy life: Harsha Makhija #013

Ikigai is a Japanese word that roughly translates to the reason for being. Why are we here? What is our purpose? Are these some of the questions you ask yourself?

Some of us would have spent our whole lives without finding or knowing it. Our guest today Harsha Makhija believes she has found her Ikigai. How? Listen in to find out.

Harsha is a pilates instructor, mum to three and a vagabond at heart. She believes everything she does must have a purpose and she lives her life with that in mind.

Discovering one’s Ikigai requires self-reflection and the simplest way to find it according to author Dan Buettner is by making three lists: your values, things you like to do, and things that you are good at. The cross-section of the three lists is your Ikigai.

One’s Ikigai also takes into consideration what one can be paid for and it’s at the cross-section of these four that one can find their Ikigai!

Ultimately discovering our Ikigai means we can live a life of joy, fulfilment and balance in our daily lives as our passion, family, jobs are not isolated parts of our lives but interconnected and it’s at the intersection point, we can find lasting happiness and contentment.

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