Often we are unhappy because we get caught up in the swirl of daily life and have no sense of why we're doing what we're doing. We're on a treadmill, going 'round and 'round, having lost any sense of where we're going. That's why creating a mission statement is so powerful. It is an articulation of what you are doing and helps you see beyond the grind to the deeper purpose of your life. It can help you make changes when you see that your life is not in alignment with your deeper purpose.
Here's an example: My mission is to live my values as much as possible, so there is no discrepancy between my espoused belief and my behavior.
Take a few minutes right now to articulate your mission. Then paste it where you can see it and LIVE BY IT THE BEST YOU CAN!
Ryan, M.J. Instant Health and Happiness. Pg. 250. Love you Mom! ;)