Tips to Reach a Luxury Lifestyle
Do you feel like you’re done living like this? You’ve put in the hours at work. You’ve taken up significant debt for learning. Don’t you deserve a bit of comfort and a luxury lifestyle? Surely your life should be looking up by now, right? But it isn’t, at least not how you imagined it would. So, you keep sinking deeper and deeper into a pit of despair.
In an ideal world, one wouldn’t have to worry about working. But we do not live in a perfect world. And even remote working isn’t turning into the extended vacation we imagined. We’ve probably spent more time looking at spreadsheets on our PCs than at exciting TV shows on Cox cable packages. But what if the path to comfort luxury lifestyle was not necessarily difficult? You may not immediately become a millionaire unless you win a lottery. But you could still be able to cut out habits and behavior that hold you back? Read on to find out more:
1- Reset Yourself with a Day Free from Tech
If you’ve gotten this far, congratulations! You seem serious enough to start making meaningful changes to your life. But you can’t reset your lifestyle mid-day. You need both a practical and symbolic solution to kickstart the change. And a day away from technology may prove to be just that. Take one day this month to switch off your laptop, put your phone on Do-Not-Disturb, and put away your tablet.
You’ll never understand how much time screens take up until you spend a day away from them. Go on a hike, walk around the city, take a swim, go to the beach. Just stay away from anything with a screen or a beeper. Nature is one of the best places to ground yourself. And you will need the decompression for the tough grind ahead. If you find you want to do this every month, go right ahead. You’ll have a harder time getting somewhere with your mind someplace else.
2- Include More Time for Yourself on Your Schedule
All of us have demanding schedules. And that does not include commutes, working late, home chores, relationships, and other stuff. We play so many roles in so many situations, we can lose sight of who we are outside of those roles. Or in other words, who we are on our own. Take some time out of your schedule every day for yourself. This can be anything from a morning jog to an evening spent reading. The point is to prioritize yourself and recognize these periods of time as yours. It helps to use them in fulfilling pursuits.
3- Assess Your Current Lifestyle and Identify Strengths
There is no harsher critic than ourselves. But it is necessary to assess your life as it currently stands before you can start making meaningful changes. Take some time to do some serious soul searching. Find out what makes you uniquely you. Don’t try to exclude anything positive about yourself. You could play an instrument, you could be great at drawing, you could be funny. Or you could be driven, ambitious, or have a strong moral compass. A great personality is one of the biggest strengths one can ever have. Whatever you end up accumulating, be sure to hold on to it.
4- Start Cutting Out Bad Habits That Limit You
While listing your strengths, you probably came across a few things that don’t qualify. While flaws are inherently human qualities, certain behaviors and habits can limit your potential to grow. These don’t necessarily have to be as severe as addiction, alcoholism, or anger issues. We can often be blind to many of our worst habits. For example, self-doubt, poor communication, bad hygiene, or even a generally pessimistic personality. For you to realize your true potential, the limits need to go.
5- Start Cultivating Healthy Mental and Physical Routines
It is important to replace your bad habits with something that is the polar opposite. Start investing the time they took up into improving your mental and physical health. You need a healthy body and a strong mind for the challenges ahead. You’ll need every bit of confidence, charisma, and charm to make your journey to the top easier. Get a gym membership, see a therapist, and educate yourself about the world as it is now. It’s time to start prepping for your rise to glory.
6- Surround Yourself with Motivated Individuals
Most people find this to be the hardest step. Even as children, social connections are part of our lives. As we grow older, these connections can grow more intense. However, this may not always be a good thing. It can be hard to accept some of our closest and oldest friends are toxic individuals.
This doesn’t imply your friends have to be drug dealers or terrorists to be bad for you. Friends that don’t believe in you and don’t take your efforts seriously are just as toxic. Friends who actively make your efforts the butt of jokes and try to derail your progress are even worse. Luckily, most people retain the ability to make new connections. Start hanging out more with motivated individuals, thinkers, and even look for a mentor if you can. Just be sure they are people that encourage growth instead of sabotaging it.
7- Save Before You Spend, Not the Opposite
Saving money can be tough. But spending is a whole lot easier. That is why people often find themselves out of cash at the end of the month. If you’re not careful, you could harm your credit rating. This could potentially cause trouble later on when you’re shifting up a few rungs. The solution is simple. Start saving money first, and then spend the remainder on your living expenses and needs.
Remember, you want to be successful, but you aren’t there yet. The savings will serve as seed money for ventures, and to help you acquire your new possessions. It’s okay to skimp on that 4K home entertainment system and choose a basic TV instead. You’ll get the best one when the time comes.
8- Reward Yourself With a Big Splurge Once a Year
All of this may sound like a lot of work. You wanted a luxury lifestyle. Not a route to an even difficult lifestyle. But that’s just how things work. A luxury lifestyle is only a visible aspect of success. Hard work, perseverance, and setbacks don’t always get the spotlight. Very few people tend to see the struggle and sacrifice behind buying a shiny red Ferrari. But they do see the Ferrari.
Again, that’s just how things work. But don’t worry, you can still start showcasing growth in your lifestyle. Treat yourself to a big splurge once a year. Your budget will dictate what you choose to splurge on. But if it is something that reminds you to keep your eyes on the prize, don’t hold back.