How To Live My Best Life

“I’m living my best life.”

It’s a new-ish phrase that’s been circling the Internet – and just plain ol’ face-to-face conversations – now. Sometimes people use it jokingly, other times they’re serious. Either way, it has me wondering, “Exactly what is ‘my best life?’ How can I live it more often?”

My best life might look different from yours, but my best life looks a lot like: laughing often, spending time with people I love, basking in God’s presence, working out regularly, eating good food, resting when needed.

I’ll admit that sometimes I don’t try to live my best life: I’m lazy and discontent and don’t take care of my mind, body or spirit.  I ignore what my body needs, I neglect rest my mind craves, I isolate myself from people who cherish me.

I’ve decided to make a starter list of how to live my best life. Here we go:

  1. Wake up and thank God for each day. When I start the day humbled, I start the day right.
  2. Ask what my body needs, not what it wants. It might want to eat an entire bag of Peanut M&Ms, but it needs to take a jog.
  3. Carve out time for people who make me better. Spending my hours with people who sharpen me helps make me a better me.
  4. Take a break. Sometimes I just need some alone time, and that’s OK too.
  5. Eat food that tastes and feels good for my body. Trying to take it easy on this processed mess.

This is really just a beginning list — I have a lot more that I can improve on. I’m sure I can cook up plenty more ideas on how to live my best life.

Living my best life is important. It’s living up to my full potential, trying to achieve Maslow’s maximum self-actualization.  I hope that you are living your best life. And if you’re not, I hope you’re at least trying to. Let’s live our best lives together.

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