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What Is A Lifestyle And How Can You Make It Better?

Author : Michael Nunn

Submitted : 2010-10-24 02:35:53    Word Count : 870    Popularity:   119

Tags:   lifestyle, working, better life, work, time, money

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Have you ever thought that you might actually be a slave to your lifestyle rather than it working for you? Many people settle for a second rate lifestyle when they could have a better one these days. Right around the world, so many people have less money, less free time, less of everything that makes life a real pleasure. This article gives a few tips on how to evaluate your lifestyle and identifies a few changes you might make to improve your lifestyle.

Lifestyle is all about how we as people spend our time. It encompasses everything about our daily lives. Our place of work, working hours, income versus expenditure, family and our overall living situation. It is therefore critical to evaluate the way our lives are turning out and determine if we are happy about it or decide if there is anything we would like to change.

In these modern times, the most influential factors in lifestyle are time and money. For some people who are blessed enough to be born into wealthy families, finding the money to do great and pleasurable things is simple. These same people often have the kind of freedom to do things that poorer people do not have. It is sometimes said that people in this situation are referred to as being financially free. They have an abundance of money and therefore are not necessarily tied down to regular type jobs, and instead can do pretty much whatever they please, whenever they want.

Some people have excellent careers that pay them well, and as a result, have a lot of money to buy nice things and travel to exotic places. However, more often than not, these people depend exclusively on their jobs for their financial security, i.e. Freedom, and conversely, end up trading a great proportion of their time to be able to buy the nice things they like.

The next group of people constitutes the majority of our society. These are the people who need to work long, hard hours to make enough cash just to get by. For millions of Americans, this is generally the case. These people are not wealthy, either in monetary terms or in terms of free, spare time. Many people in this category dream of someday breaking free from their jobs and careers and having the lifestyle they truly want.

It can be said that the most fortunate or happiest among us are those who are able through circumstance to pursue their passions. Those people who are able to spend their time doing the things they desperately love doing. Whether that be raising their children, doing volunteer work, or even writing novels. Being able to do exactly what you want, when you want to do it, is the foundation of a great lifestyle. Now and then, however, you need to do some things you do not necessarily like to do in order to get the financial freedom to really make your own choices.

If you want something you do not currently have, or want to improve your living situation, you have what we call ambition, often referred to as vision. Sometimes, being able to turn that ambition into reality involves a good plan for success, and requires determination, focus, and more often than not, a lot of perspiration. Being positive and actively chasing your dreams is one of the proven ways of improving your own lifestyle. By being positive and passionate about what you want to achieve, you are more likely to make good things happen in your life, and your lifestyle will improve as a result.

Once you have decided what kind of lifestyle you want, it is paramount to create a plan for success. Doing things without a plan may bring good results now and then, but if those actions are part of a good plan, then the long term benefits for your lifestyle are likely to be better. Set measurable goals and make sure you check back regularly to review your progress. Your goals should be reachable but challenging to achieve. Stretch yourself to reach your targets and you will learn to have more faith in your abilities.

So, the key to improving your lifestlye comes down to a few simple steps. Identify what you have in your life in terms of time and money. Think about what it is you need to create the perfect lifestyle for yourself and your family. Next, get ambitious, solidify your vision. Decide what you really want out of life and what you are willing to do to get it. Once you have a strong desire or vision, devise a methodical blueprint for success and start taking action. Set yourself some challenging goals and monitor your progress regularly. You will be rewarded not only by a sense of accomplishment, but in knowing that you are doing all you can to get your lifestyle working for you.

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Michael Nunn runs a number of websites devoted to helping people improve their lifestyles. For more of his articles about getting the perfect lifestyle for you, visit 2bit - the source of everything and his New Zealand based blog site the A1LifeStore - creating a better lifestyle.

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