Lifestyle reflects our beliefs, habits, values, habits, and customs. Life can fill us with joy, make us healthier, and allow us to be more successful. It can also make us sick or prevent us from doing things that we can do.
Fortunately, we can choose actions and habits that keep us happy, healthy, and successful. We have that choice every day.
Maltbie Babcock sums this up well when he writes, “The sun rises, like other days; in it, comes one hour, like other hours; but in that day and that hour the opportunity of life it’s all about us.”
However, that opportunity presents a challenge. Ordinary life is not easy to give up, even if bad habits or tolerance make it uncomfortable. Doug Firebaugh wisely said, “Something has to die in order for you to grow – your old habits, your old attitude, your old thinking, your old life…they must be uprooted for the seeds of success to grow.”
People want to be free from the consequences of their evil, but not necessarily from their own evil. Many try to make changes that are too big to be true. Others try to change many things at once. Old habits quickly recede.
For example, if it pressures you to do a new action every time, it probably isn’t a real change. Small changes made over and over again often lead to permanent changes. Start with one new activity that can become a regular lifestyle. Then look for tangible results in that change.
If you have not yet lived your ideal lifestyle, take time to think seriously about the following questions. Then write your answers in a journal. This exercise will help you create a clear picture of your ideal lifestyle. It will also help you create a plan to start creating the lifestyle you want.
What is my lifestyle now?
How did my beliefs shape that lifestyle?
What does my current life cost me?
If my lifestyle blog was positive, what differences would I immediately see in major areas of my life?
For example, what would you be doing differently every day? What habits would you follow, and what habits would you discard? Consider the changes you may see in these areas:
Relationships (Family and Work) .
The home environment
Health and self-care
The state of power
Silence and inner silence
Rest and relaxation
Happiness and satisfaction
How would I look and feel most of the time if I lived my ideal lifestyle?
What tolerances, thought patterns, and actions are holding me back from living my best life?
What would it take for me to break those boundaries?
What is the first thing in my current life that I want to change or improve?
Am I willing to commit to the necessary changes in thinking and action to live my healthiest life, and if so, when will I begin to make the first change?
How will I feel when I have new ways of thinking and acting?
What other positive change can I make today?
This exercise opens your mind to the possibilities and options available to you for positive change. When you have a clear picture of your goal and the changes needed, you can start stepping into a lifestyle that will bring you success in all important areas of your life.
These questions may lead to other questions that you will have to answer. You will need to periodically review your progress, make changes to your original plan, and adjust your actions accordingly. A life coach can also help you expand these questions to a deeper level, find the answers you need, and develop a plan to achieve the lifestyle you want.