One of today’s new popular sayings is, “I am living my best life.” Everyone has their own idea of what it means to live their best life. As I have grown older, what I consider my best life has changed. I define it by my outlook in the following areas of my life.
Having a positive relationship with God is important. Being comfortable in my faith system helps me find meaning and make sense of life from day-to-day. This spiritual relationship has given me a set of moral principles and standards to live by. When I am out of relationship with my faith system and have to find new meaning, I don’t feel like I am living my best life.
Family and friends
Family is very important to me. I like to see my family healthy and happy. A healthy relationship with my family includes appropriate boundaries. To me, that is reciprocated love and respect. Having positive interactions with friends who are sincere and authentic are also important. These friends allow me to communicate my thoughts and feelings.
Healthy relationships are filled with love, respect and friendship. I’ve grown in my relationship and allow my significant other room to grow. It is also important that my significant other gets along with my family.
Having an above average social life is important. Having the ability to participate in my general interest and finding new things contributes to my best life. I take the time to enjoy things that I have planned for myself and maybe friends. I try to find a balance between new things I want to try, the old things I enjoy, and the social interactions of others.
Of course we all want more money. However, money doesn’t equate to happiness. Having a career that I find both meaningful and challenging translates to living my best life. It’s a plus when you look forward to work and seeing your coworkers.
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