The 7 Qualities of An Inspired Lifestyle
By Joseph Alcantara
You always have two realities in life – chances and choices. Whatever you do and wherever you go, your lifestyle will be subject to both. It’s up to you how you’d play these cards to make them work to your advantage.
There’s no rule of thumb in living the best lifestyle. If there’s one, the essence of each one’s uniqueness, freedom and responsibilities will be defeated. So, from personal experience, I culled my top lifestyle picks. I guess most of these are highly relatable and will hopefully give you better choices to have stronger chances in doing well in pretty much everything.
1. You are what you eat. Seemingly basic, yet eating has meaningful layers – it nourishes us, it can be a form of indulgence, and it can bring people together as a universal language that harmonizes cultural differences. Knowing the physical effect of every food we prepare, buy, or enjoy is a must, as it affects our over-all wellness.
2. You wear your true colors. Functional dressers will think that this is nonsense. Sorry to break the news, but people give a crap about your style at times – job interview, first date and client meetings, to name a few. While I believe in the saying “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, packaging helps in making a good impression. Dress the part, look smart, consider the occasion, feel comfortable – simple, right?
3. You can manage your thoughts and emotions. Your brain is above your heart and it can manage what the latter feeds. All negative thoughts and emotions resulting to stress, difficulties and failure are avoidable if you know how to manage, divert, respond and move on. Life is too short for drama, spend it making great memories instead.
4. You are not busy, you just need to make time. Being busy is a modern day glorified concept that’s a scapegoat for failing to do things that matter. There are days where the long “to do” list is simply impossible, but it all boils down to poor time and resource management. Simple ways to be life-efficient: know what you need and want to do, have a plan, be focused, procrastinate less, consider a back-up, follow a schedule, have a rest.
5. You need to spend wisely. Pretty basic, I have to say, but difficult to do. Wanting more and wanting it now without thinking of tomorrow is human nature. What’s funnier is that all of the trinkets that we desire are the ones that matter the least in life. Living simply and within one’s means, saving for the rainy days, investing in opportunities and paying it forward might be workable tips to get sorted on this aspect.
6. You are never late to do what you want. Finding and knowing your passion, needs and aspirations should not be stopped by anyone just because it’s different or not age-appropriate. It’s never late to start anew or have a second wind to fulfill whatever you’ve set your mind on. Just go for it!
7. You are not alone. The most fulfilling experiences in life are not experienced alone. Family, partners, friends, loved ones, teammates and co-workers usually share these special moments that make life colorful. Relationships are valuable that they should be shaped and cultivated. When all’s gone and you’re down and out, this is the meaningful aspect that will remain. Make sure you have one.
A marketer by profession and a blogger by passion, Joseph found his niche in inspiring others using his personal travel, fitness, career, and lifestyle stories. He believes that the world is one’s oyster and breathes the essence of ‘Carpe Diem.’ Follow his adventures through his blog www.flywithjoseph.com, or his Facebook page www.facebook.com/flywithjoseph.