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Are you upset about how you’re currently living? Are you looking for a more exciting, enriching life full of adventures, surprises, and celebrations?
We get it. Life isn’t easy. It always seems like there’s something trying to bring us down.
But, that can change.
With just a few changes, your life can be drastically different from how it currently is. All you need is our lifestyle design tips.
Just keep reading. After reading and implementing these tips, your life will be different in no time.
What Is Lifestyle Design?
Lifestyle design isn’t some unreachable, impossible way of life. Rather, it’s a realistic way for you to control your life.
If you’re tired of working 40-hour weeks and having limited vacation time, you will benefit from a new lifestyle design.
Just think about it. We grow up, go to school, go to more school, go to work, then retire. Once we’ve retired, we can then do what we want in life.
Lifestyle design allows you to take control of your life and how it’s structured. This means that you can get work done and still have vacation time.
Because lifestyle design changes depending on the individual’s wants and needs, it looks different for everyone. Your optimal lifestyle design will look different from your best friend’s optimal lifestyle design.
You shouldn’t be focusing on anyone else, though. All you need to worry about is how you’re going to design your life.
How Do I Get Started With Lifestyle Design?
Most people think that they have to quit their job or move out of the country to drastically change their life. While we agree that these are big changes, they aren’t necessarily the answers to all of your problems.
Let’s talk about how to design your life practically. This will ensure the longevity of the practices that we implement.
Find Your Why
First, we start with one of the deepest questions anyone can ask: what is your purpose in life? What strikes a chord in you, starts a fire, or burns your soul?
To reflect on this, you should consider writing a personal mission statement. By having a personal mission statement to look back on every couple of days, you’ll have a clear vision of what you want out of life.
We suggest reviewing and revising your mission statement as your interests and goals change.
Find Your What
What are you looking for in life? What do you want to do? What legacy do you want to leave behind?
Knowing what you want is the key to living the life you want. Society may encourage you to go for that accounting degree, but you should be a rockstar if you’d rather play music.
If you’re looking for a great way to get in tune with yourself and your wants, try manifestation practices (like the one in this Manifestation Magic review).
To truly get the most out of life, you need to do what you want to do and stop worrying about what everybody else thinks. Worry about yourself and what you think of yourself. You wouldn’t want to let yourself down, would you?
This is the boring part. We encourage you to go for your dreams! However, you need to think about how to live sustainably while you’re working on turning those dreams into a reality.
You need to calculate how much you need to bring in each month while you’re living the dream. Once you’ve got that calculated, you can start the next step.
Become Financially Independent
In order to fund your new lifestyle, you need money. The best way to protect yourself financially is to become financially independent.
To become financially independent, you need to do a few things:
- Let go of any external financial support
- Pay off any existing long-term, short-term, or revolving debt
- Build your savings account (have about 6-8 months worth of expenses in there)
- Create a budget and stick to it
- Consider letting go of some existing, unnecessary expenses
Consider a Remote Job
One of the best (and most popular) methods for getting a dream life started is by picking up a remote position. If you can transition to a remote team or get hired for a remote position, you’ll be able to go after your dream however and wherever you want to.
You don’t have to be tied down to a desk from 9 to 5 if you’re working remotely.
While this job may not be your favorite, we do suggest picking something that you enjoy. Otherwise, you’ll be boring yourself to death on your off-hours just to pull money in. That doesn’t sound attractive to us.
Pick things you enjoy and go after them!
Live It Up
Once you’ve gone through each one of these steps, you’re ready to live it up! Live your life and find happiness by changing your habits.
You’ll be surprised how much can change in just a little bit of time.
We know that going through all of these steps will take a while. In fact, it may take a couple of years for those of you who aren’t on the road to financial independence yet.
However, you should know that the long road will be worth it. Just think about how happy you’ll be once you let go and finally have a life that you love.
We can’t wait to see what you become!
Let Go and Live Your Life
The time has come. You’re officially an expert on lifestyle design and how to create your optimal lifestyle design.
Now, it’s time to use these tips to control your life so that you can find happiness.
As you continue on your lifestyle design journey, we remind you to be patient with yourself. You’re creating and living a new life. That kind of big transformation doesn’t happen in a day.
Nonetheless, we wish you the best and hope that you design a life that is perfect for you. Now, go on and live the life you’ve always wanted to live!