The international bestseller Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Héctor García and Francesc Miralles, is a meditative antidote to anyone who has ever found themselves saying “I don’t know what to do with my life.”

Indeed, García dedicates the book to his brother Aitor, whom he tells us has made such a remark on multiple occasions. Ikigai has resonated with readers precisely because of the logotherapeutic lessons it dispenses: lessons on how to live longer and better by finding your purpose. Lessons on how to stay young while growing old.

We cannot recommend the book highly enough, so please get yourself a copy. But before you do, read on to find out about ten short rules of Ikigai outlined in the book’s epilogue. Can following these guidelines help you achieve more meaning and fulfilment?