What Creates Fulfillment?

The opposite of emptiness…  fulfillment means to have a sense of meaning, purpose, feeling that our efforts and life matters.  In a way it creates more physical energy and an undercurrent of positivity.

How to create a sense of fulfillment?

The “end” result will be different for everyone, but if you feel empty how do you even start?

  • You may start from looking at all parts of life. Think…feel… And take inspired actions until you feel alive.
  • It may start from completely revolutionizing just one part of life, that is a source of frustration at this time.
  • If you don’t know what you need, use the guide below. If you have a tendency to get overwhelmed – pick ONE thing; one positive habit, one area to dive deep, which will have impact on other parts of life.
These are the starting points to create fulfillment.

Originally I thought of these 7 elements of fulfillment as 7 cures to get out of funk. Then I noticed that when you climb out of depression, to the surface of life, you can use them again to create more energy, passion, and zest for life.

The 7 elements of fulfillment
  1. Spirituality {no dogma / your own path / life in agreement with your purpose and core values}
  2. Meditation {alt. practice of contemplation, stillness, silence}
  3. Exercise {because of its impact on the mind, emotions and spirit}
  4. Right food {energy of the food, purity and nutrition}
  5. Connection / Sense of Belonging  {whether is just one person -or a pet- or a community}
  6. Expression  {expression of your personality, creativity, and philosophy, expression thru art, voice, dance, cooking, home decor, but also building something bigger, a legacy, an organization, company}
  7. Nature {spending time in nature, in a mindful way / return to the present moment}

Which of the above calls you most?


Six human needs

In addition to the above, I would look at which two top 6 human needs* are most important for you? What gives you reason for living? 

  • need for love and connection 
  • growth
  • contribution 
  • certainty (stability, safety, comfort)
  • adventure (uncertainty, need for frequent change, risk taking)
  • significance

These needs may change over the course of life. Which two needs are on top of your list? [Conflicts and lack of satisfaction in relationships happen often when both people have completely different set of top needs] [* source:  Cloe Madanes/ Tony Robbins]

Make an effort. Make it effortless.

The search for fulfillment cannot become a task that overwhelms us. At least I don’t think so. Too often I run myself into a corner overthinking what cannot be resolved in an intellectual way… I need to remind myself regularly, to let go, surrender, and return to the state of flow and ease.  Because the way of ease brings us gifts that we won’t recognize in any other way.


Joanna Zajusz

Joanna's mission is to help clients be inspired by their own life and fall in love with themselves, so they can say: it's good to be me! Spiritual and energy (no dogma) coach, with a no-nonsense approach to energy healing and deep inner work - her goal is to serve clients GENEROUSLY; to create a transformative, ILLUMINATING, grounding and DYNAMIC coaching journey, for women and men ready to reclaim their POWER and the POSSIBILITIES ahead. She is a certified Mind Body Wellness Coach, Reiki Master, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Cert. Life Coach (and holds a Master of Art and Education from the University of Silesia, in Poland) and lives in Phoenix, Arizona.