What does that mean? Right. You’ve probably heard that term, or maybe you haven’t. What does lifestyle by design really mean? And what it means is this. It means being the chief architect and director of your life and how you live it. Everything from the habits that you follow and implement to the routines, to the people you put into your life, to the ideas you surround yourself with, to the inputs, the things that you consume. Again, both ideas, energy, food, nutrition, to the way that you show up in your relationships and your work, to the way that you travel, to the values that you espouse and live by.
All of these things go into this idea of lifestyle. And a lot of people unfortunately create a lifestyle by default or by chance, or by accident, not by design. And they fall into the traps of society of easy habits and easy living. And oftentimes this lifestyle is not necessarily a healthy one. We’re supportive of their goals, their health and their vision for life. So I want to tell you a little bit about my story and how I really got familiar and acquainted with this idea of lifestyle by design.
It was probably four or five years ago when I started to get introduced to this body of work known as personal development. Self-help, right, holistic wellness living, and just living better and trying to grow personally, professionally each and every day. So for me, lifestyle by design means just that being the architects and the director of making sure that I live healthy, that I have a high level of energy that I’m living purposefully and creating an impact every day, that I’m building abundance into my life in all areas that I’m showing up in impacting people in my relationships positively. That I’m living free and clear of bad habits, behaviors, and addictions, so that my mind is not deterred from its mission and its vision for life and my goals so that I’m clear headed, I’m fully present and centered.
And I do this by surrounding myself with the right ideas and people and practicing certain things.
For me, for instance, that might be the benefits of a strong, solid morning routine, which some might say is very regimented. And how does that serve you as a creative too? Well, it actually increases and expands my freedom because I put certain health habits on autopilot. So I don’t have to think about them. Such as every morning, taking my vitamins, drinking, water, exercising, writing in my journal, doing my affirmations, counting the things I’m grateful for, meditating, getting centered before the day I do all of this every day before I even start my working day.
And it helps me stay centered. It helps me protect these habits that support my growth, my health and my future, and putting them on autopilot is really helpful. Also, if you’re looking to break free from some of those bad habits or tendencies or behaviors, or even addictions, we might have. Whether it be to alcohol drugs, watching TV, social media is increasingly becoming a very problematic behavior and addiction in society today.
Oftentimes stepping outside of yourself a little bit, looking at what’s important to you, identifying what’s important to you, and then starting to architect and create a lifestyle by design that keeps in your life and adds into your life. Things that are supportive, healthy, and growth oriented, and starts to remove and replace those things that aren’t with better habits, better ways of thinking and living. So that’s really what, you know, creating a healthy freedom-based lifestyle by design means.
I’d love to hear what lifestyle by design means to you
If you firmly feel like you are in the driver’s seat of your life now creating, thinking and living as you choose and want to, you’re doing it in a way where freedom is a huge centerpiece. You’re not pulled in the direction of others or influences or impulses or compulsions to whatever it may be, right?
A fleeting whim, a bad habit and addiction of some sorts of substance. I like to hear from you. What does lifestyle by design mean from you? Are you living free? Are these outside influences that could be dramatically destructive and harmful to you? We’re all going to have some right? Or are you really being the chief architect and making sure you remove those things that aren’t healthy and supportive and replace them with things that are healthy and supportive.
So hopefully you get some value from this. Again, it’s all about lifestyle by design, being intentional, being the director of your life and how you live in think and making sure you add things that are supportive, growth oriented, and remove those that aren’t. Please leave me a comment or a message. Let me know what you thought about this. Share it with somebody who needs to hear it. And again, to your success, your freedom and your happiness. We’ll talk to you soon.