What constitutes a Successful Lifestyle ?
Everyone has their own perspective of what one would consider a successful lifestyle , but for me personally, SUCCESS simply means being able to do what you love to do and incorporating HEALTHY habits with it at the same time. The FUTURE is NOW the PRESENT. The abundance of free information floating in the inter webs is a magical milestone of human achievement. We now have the capacity to work and make monetary transactions with a push of a button or while we are asleep. Obviously I am a strong advocate of simplicity and minimalism, and the belief that pure happiness is found in the simple things in life. It makes me sad to know that the present society looks to shopping and consumerism as a source of fulfillment, I am hoping to connect with as much like minded people as I can through this blog. Again, I want to thank you for visiting my blog.
I am a big advocate of having enough in life. Being enough is something that you need. No they let you need the. It is important that there is a. A part of being enough in life is contentment. A big factor is simplicity, it is important because it allows me to own less. Owning LESS enables me to have MORE freedom. This is possible because, having less “STUFF” allows you to become not “attached” to the idea of having “MORE” and become content and feel “ENOUGH.” I realized that if let go of useless possessions ,I later found more and more that I needed less and less. It didn’t take much effort anymore, and it became much easier to let go of possessions and “negative” thoughts and people that don’t provide much value in my LIFE.
Happiness is an emotion and a feeling. Each person has their own definition of what makes them happy. Happiness brings in a sense of satisfaction or sometimes a sense of abundance within a person. Me personally, what makes me happy would totally be different to what makes someone else happy. For me happiness means simplicity and being more focused on relationships rather than on monetary or materialistic value. So lets see how we can try to hack happiness. If indeed it is something internal. That means that we can turn this internal machine on, any time regardless of any outside circumstances, trials and tribulations. I believe its true that on our basic human needs, we just want to be happy. Yet, the ultimate guide to achieving happiness has evaded us throughout our life.
So let’s get back to the basics, shall we? Let’s make things simple again.
Life is not complex. We are complex. Life is simple,
and the simple thing is the right thing.
– Oscar Wilde
I remember during my college days in which I barely have enough quarters to pay for laundry. I remember the time in whine had to beg for a penny just so that I had enough change to pay for drying my clothes. Yet those we’re the times in my life in which I was the most happiest and which I cherish a lot. I remember the fun times that I had being broke. The times in which you go to a be or club already drunk or sneak in a mini drink in your pocket because you just can’t afford the drink inside. The reason why those times are the most fun times is due to the fact that you have great relationships with your friends and not thinking about or concerned about any major bills. The relationships that you had with people during those times are the one of the most fun and memorable big sin your lifetime
As we grow older our life becomes worse and more complex and the issue of money becomes more of a problem to the point that we have no more time to invest on relationship and towards people. On the other and the friends at we have starts to have their own children and a married life which means that they themselves also do not have enough time of the day to spend with anyone. And when they’re call and for some reason we can’t fit the appointment in our schedule, we have no choice but to flake and they too starts to flake. Next thing you know you just see your friends just once a year and there’s almost no communication while everyone becomes more and more distant.
Have you ever bought something that was quite expensive such as an apple electronic item for example. You notice that you start to become really obsessed with this item and begins to build an attachment to the object. Then all of a sudden it fell or got wet and since you did not buy the extra insurance you are not stuck with a useless piece of object. Since you are now attached to this object it was very painful for you to know that this object is now obsolete and there is totally nothing you can do about it. When we are emotionally drained we have a tendency to look for something to make us feel better and therefore we buy and buy more in order to fill that void that we created to ourselves.
“A conclusion I’ve come to at the Idler is that it starts with retreating from work but it’s really about making work into something that isn’t drudgery and slavery, and then work and life can become one thing.”
― Tom Hodgkinson
Finding my purpose and passion in life is a lifelong challenge for me. I tried to ask myself a very simple question which is, what is something that i really love to do. If you have a million dollars in your hand right now and doesn’t need to work for the rest of your life, what is it that you would want to be doing. Surely, lying down all day and getting fat would just be too boring and is just not sustainable. So, a good question would be how do we value things around us in relation to happiness. The western world especially here in the United States, has a sense of value system that we might not have seen in other parts of the world. The sense of the everyday “grind” and “capitalistic” view in life makes us forget to focus on the importance things that is meaningful to us, the “passions” in life.
We are now at a point in time in which it is socially acceptable to follow our passions. Living in line with one’s passion isn’t just about work, “it’s about the freedom of building relationships and defining life within your own terms.”
Make Life Simple
At this point in time, life is too complicated. We all know that life is complicated. When we stop doing the wrong things and start doing the right things, life is simple. I am pretty sure that you would like to uncomplicate your life. I bet you would! A simple life has a different meaning and a different value for every person. For me, it means getting rid of some of life’s complexities so you can spend more time with people you love and do more of the things you love. It means getting rid of the clutter, and eliminating all but the essential, so you are left with only that which gives you value. Letting go is part of moving on to something better. You will not get what you truly deserve if you’re too attached to the things you’re supposed to let go of. Sometimes you love, and you struggle, and you learn, and you move on. And that’s OK. You must be willing to let go of the life you planned for so you can enjoy the life that is waiting for you.
One of the greatest freedoms is simply not caring what everyone else thinks of you. Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and what you want to be. The best thing you can do is follow your heart and what you are passionate about.