If you Google what it means to live your best life, you’ll likely get results advising you to live a healthy lifestyle, be mindful and find your purpose.
All of these answers are valid. I don’t think many of us will disagree with the claim that living a healthy lifestyle, being mindful and knowing your purpose will significantly increase your happiness levels.
But what does that mean for you? Do you know specifically what drives those increased happiness levels in your own life? How do you attain a healthy lifestyle and remain mindful in the chaos? And what is your purpose?
If you had the freedom to do absolutely anything you wanted to, what would that be? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself what you need to have in your life to be happy?
Over on my website, I mention that I don’t want to look back on my life and feel I should have done a better job at living. I’m not only talking about a valuation moment in the (hopefully) faraway future when I’m at the end of my life, but every year and day until then.
Full disclosure: Because I’m generally inclined to dream about the distant blue mountains more than taking action, I quite often reach the end of the day/week/month/every hour saddled with the exact sense of failure I’m trying to avoid!
Be that as it may, I have a fair idea of what I want my life to look like. I know I will do pretty much anything to avoid the 9-5 grind (including robbing a bank – any takers?), and I know I want to help others in a meaningful way.
We all have that one thing we’ve always wanted to do – travel the world, study further, add a room to the house, start a business, own every BBC series on DVD… If you let your imagination run wild, what is it that you really want to do?
What would your ideal day look like? Not a once off, fun day, but something you could do every day for the rest of your life. I’m talking about everything from the time your alarm goes off (or doesn’t, if your dream is to wake up when you want to and without an alarm) to where you spend your day, who you spend it with and what you do to fill the hours.
And then, what is preventing you from doing exactly that?
In my next blog, I’ll touch on the things we think are keeping us from living our best lives. Spoiler alert – it’s usually money (but you knew that already, right, seeing as this is a financial blog and all).
In the meantime, get in touch for a cup of coffee if you want to chat about what your best life looks like.
You can contact me here.