Living in a way you have always desired is one of the most fulfilling things ever, but it’s the time, work and journey there that puts a lot of people off from pursuing their dream lifestyle.
To create a lifestyle you love, you have to set goals, put in the effort and stay consistent. From creating good habits and accessing the right resources to planning and finding the right support, we have a handful of tips to help you live the life you’ve always dreamed off.
1. Write your plan down
Writing down your plan will guide you on your journey towards attaining the lifestyle you want. It can be in any format you want such as a brainstorm, journal style plan or even just a checklist.
Mood boards are good too because you get to create a visual plan that seems realistic, inspires you and keeps you motivated. You can always refer back to your plan to make tweaks or adjustments, add new goals or even just write down thoughts and ideas that you have. Ideally your plan should include notes on where you are in life at the moment, what changes you need to make to reach your goals and a time frame to achieve them by.
Some people have three or five year plans and include checklists of small actionable steps they need to take to get to where they want to be in life. A lifestyle design plan will keep you on track and you’ll be able to measure your progress along the way as you meet your goals.
2. Use resources available to you
In order to create and live a life you love, you have to do what it takes to get there with the resources you have. So for example, if you want to work in fashion or beauty PR but have no formal experience or work in a completely different industry, you can research the types of skills needed to transition into that career field.
Most of the skills needed for roles within this industry are basic and you probably have a lot of transferable skills and knowledge anyway. Show enthusiasm and passion for your desire for change by being proactive.
There are also countless online resources such as help guides, online tutorials and certified short courses that can bring you up to speed in almost any subject matter that can help you transition to a different career industry. Many people have been able to transition seamlessly into new careers by taking things into their own hands.
Being bold can propel you into the lifestyle you desire really quickly so be forward thinking and make the most of resources and
opportunities you have to improve yourself.
3. Create good habits
When you have a habit of doing something so much, it becomes who you are so start creating good ones! Most people try to change too much too fast and end up failing. To avoid this problem, create mini goals and work on changing one thing at a time. As you start to improve and see progress, you can work on changing another habit that brings you closer to who you aspire to be.
4. Accept help and ask for it
Support from others can be valuable to you. It could come in the form of mentorship, coaching, advice or feedback. Sometimes you need to look at things from a fresh perspective because that way you’ll be able to see the whole picture. Ask for help from people you admire, peers, colleagues or someone who is in a position you aspire to be in.The help and knowledge you seek from others can help you solve problems and guide you.
Creating a lifestyle you love may seem unattainable at first but with consistency, working smart and staying disciplined, you can reach your goals quicker than you think.