We’ve all done it – looked at our friends’ social media feeds and thought they have it all. They are truly living their best life. Apart from the fact that social media feeds rarely represent real life, they can make you feel a bit low. So, how do you go about living your best life? Here are some ideas from Untamed Lifestyle.
Determine Your Goals
Start by defining what living your best life means to you. This may sound obvious, but without a clear goal to start on and work towards, it is almost impossible to get there. For most people, there are several elements to this. Some of the most common considerations are establishing a fitness routine and making a career change, so let’s look at how these two can help change your life.
Strengthen your body.
Starting a fitness regime is easy — sticking to it is hard. When life is busy and you feel tired, it’s easy to skip a day. Missing one day won’t make a difference, but the more days you miss, the harder it will be to restart.
Try to find an activity you enjoy. Not everyone is a runner and not all of us were meant to excel on a yoga mat. Picking an activity you enjoy means you will automatically enjoy your exercise sessions. As a consequence, you are more likely to find ways of fitting your sessions into your schedule as opposed to finding excuses.
Set yourself a goal for your new fitness routine but keep it realistic. A marathon is an admirable target for a runner. However, if you haven’t run in a few years, consider planning for a few 10-mile runs and slowly building up your distance.
Lastly, find ways to motivate yourself. This could be anything from exercising with a partner or shopping for fun and stylish tops from Untamed that you can wear to work out, work, and just about anywhere else.
Enrich your mind.
Your work is another huge part of your life. If you’re in a job you don’t enjoy, it’s almost impossible to live your best life: You’re simply spending too much time doing something you dislike. If that sounds like your situation, consider a career change.
Not everyone is lucky enough to pick their dream profession right out of high school or college. No matter how old you are, it’s always worth learning something new. Going back to school to achieve a new qualification is more realistic than you think.
Studying again does not necessarily mean a return to full-time student life. Take a look at online learning options. Many web-based courses are taught in short modules that are easy to digest. Even if you have not studied for some time, you will find the targets of most online courses achievable.
Changing careers does not necessarily mean leaving your current employer. Large employers often have various opportunities to develop inside the company itself. The company benefits from your existing knowledge of products and services. You will find that transitioning from one department to another and stepping up into a more senior role is easier when you know the organization already.
Don’t forget to celebrate your successes along the way. After all, your friends and acquaintances highlighting their achievements was what prompted you to look at improving your life in the first place.