Finding Meaning & Purpose Worksheet

Meaning helps us to make sense of life and our roles in it, whereas finding purpose is an abiding intention to achieve aspirations that motivate our activities.

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is a type of psychotherapy that helps individuals balance positive and negative elements of life. CBT guides individuals to assume personal responsibility and encourages them to pursue goals or activities greater than themselves.

  1. Logotherapy

This therapeutic approach helps people find personal meaning in life.

Logotherapy helps individuals to focus less on themselves and more on higher-level goals such as helping others, engaging in creative work or deeds of kindness, or taking a courageous stance towards life’s difficulties.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals explore and develop greater meaning and purpose by identifying, prioritizing and acting on what matters most to them.

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should help individuals determine the needs and values that drive them to live purposeful and meaningful lives.

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