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Why Get Out of Bed?

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“Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.”  — Studs Terkel

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Why Get Out of Bed?

 

In one simple answer, ‘purpose’ is why we get up and get going!


Purpose is whatever gives our life meaning and that, in turn, translates to a commitment to life’s broader goals and helps us to organise our day-to-day activities.


People with a high ‘sense of purpose’ have better mental health and adapt better to life’s challenges. Research has shown that it’s even a robust predictor of health and wellness in old age.

For the elderly, passing on their life story (e.g. personal anecdotes of experiences, what they saw and did, lessons learned, where they grew up…), to their children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren is a very valuable way to build this important sense of purpose. 


At That’s My Life we help people tell their life story by way of a film biography, assisting them to reconnect with themselves and with their families. We think it’s important work and that’s why we are so passionate about what we do!


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