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What the Hell does “Live Your Best Life” really mean?


#liveyourbestlife

Have we exhausted this beautiful phrase? Has it lost its meaning? Has it become an illusion of something that takes away from the actual things we want? And what the hell does “live your best life” really mean?


Knowing I was going to write about this topic, I knew I was treading on dangerous ground with this living your best life message.

Because most of the posts and publications surrounding this phrase seem to be more of a cheesy, fake, cliché joke.


But I am willing to champion this idea of living your best life by approaching the concept through authenticity.

Let me put it like this, if you feel like you’re always fighting against the current, rather than enjoying the flow that you are in, you’re probably not living your best life.


Now I have to immediately STOP and clarify something EXTREMELY IMPORTANT; going with the flow isn't necessarily a good thing especially when others are creating the waves. It's my opinion that going with the flow only works well when you're the conductor, director, writer and creator.


And before we go any further, I think we need to establish one important detail, living your best life means different things to different people; even within your family and close circle.


When you think about what it means to live your best life, what comes to mind? For me, all of my ideas about a good life have changed through my experiences, the people I have met and what feels good to me.


3 KEYS TOWARDS #liveyourbestlife


1. Identify What Matters Most to You

You don't always need a near-death experience to reconnect with what matters most. Ask yourself, if you learned you only had a limited time left, what would you want to do with your time?


2. Make Peace With Your Past

Carrying negative baggage from your past will destroy you. Period.

Living your best life can only happen when you leave that shit behind and start focusing on the present and your future.


3. Let Go of the Image

Sometimes you have to let go of the picture of what you thought life would be like and learn to create joy in the story you are actually living.



While it’s easy to see the captions on posts of people proclaiming they’re living their best lives, “best” is always going to be subjective. Look at living your best life as a fluid, an ongoing process - not something that has a finite end point.


Living your best life requires knowing what matters most to you and reflecting this in what you prioritize in your day-to-day life. The good news is, with intention and focus, small changes can make a big difference. It is possible to live your best life.


Remember living your best life isn't necessarily being successful in conventional terms or doing and having things that you think will make you happy.

Maybe it’s about being willing to live an unconventional life; something that looks and feels like you. Maybe it's taking risks, and stepping outside of the box that society presents to you.


You are a unique individual, so living your best life is exclusive to you. Your best life will reflect your true values; it will be made up of what makes you happy, colored by your own purpose and passions.


Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life.


So what the hell does “live your best life” really mean to you?

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