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64 | All About Ikigai

64 | All About Ikigai


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Episode Summary

Today on Tea & Tattle podcast, Sophie and I are chatting about the Japanese lifestyle concept of Ikigai. Similar to our conversations on Hygge, Lagom and Wabi-Sabi, we remark on how much we enjoy gaining further understanding about ourselves and how to live better by examining ideas from other cultures. 


Ikigai roughly translates as 'the happiness of always being busy,' and essentially means striving to find your purpose in life. In this episode, Sophie and I share tips for how to identify your own ikigai, why understanding what truly lights you up is important for time-management, and what thinking more about ikigai has taught us both.

Listen to learn all about Ikigai.

Episode Breakdown

  • 01:08 - Jump for Joys!
  • 05:03 - From Our Listeners. 
  • 08:56 - Miranda introduces the main discussion.
  • 09:09 - What is Ikigai?
  • 12:33 - How to find your Ikigai.
  • 16:29 - The 80/20 rule.
  • 20:15 - Our main take-aways.
  • 24:04 - Culture Corner. 

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Ikigai is something we can learn a lot from, whatever stage of life we're at.

 - Sophie and Miranda

Your Thoughts

Thank you so much for listening and being a part of Tea & Tattle podcast. As always, we love to hear your thoughts, so please let us know:

What is your Ikigai? Which activities help you to find a state of flow?

Next Time...

Remember to tune in for the latest mini Tea Reads episode this Friday. Next Tuesday, I'm in conversation with the entrepreneur, Tara Button, about her new book, A Life Less Throwaway, which examines how to live better with less. It's bound to get you inspired for spring cleaning!

Happy Listening! 

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