How many people do you know who will state that their lives are optimal? If you look around, you might think that happiness has ceased to exist.
But, if you want to make your life optimal, you have to take things in your own hands. You have to shape your own life.
Here is how you can do that, starting today.
What is an optimal life? Is a life where you everything you need and want an optimal life?
What Is an Optimal Life?
Many people speak about their problems in life. In fact, this is one of the hottest topics of conversations. It doesn’t really matter where you meet someone, all it takes is a friendly smile to start pouring out your life’s woes to them. Everyone does the same. The result is that no one really knows how happy one is. Since everyone is talking about their miseries, it does seem that no one around is leading an optimal life.
This is where the problem lies. We think that the term optimal life should have a definition. We think that we should be able to peg down someone’s life entirely and say, “Ah, now his is an optimal life!” But it doesn’t happen that way, does it? You might think that someone with a lot of money or someone with a beautiful wife must have an optimal life. But when you get to know them, you begin to see the great big problems that lie behind this exterior facade of theirs and you realize that their life is not all that hunky-dory as you thought it to be.
There‟s a great saying I am reminded of here –
If everyone were to throw their problems in a pile, and see everyone else’s, they would grab their own right back.
It‟s true. We think the neighbors are always happier than we are. We think they are leading a more optimal life than we are. But if we were really to sit down and make comparisons, quite likely, we would find our problems to be the least.
So, where are we heading with this? The point I want to make here is that our lives are only as optimal as we want them to be. We have it entirely in our hands how beautiful we want to make our lives. If we want to sit and brood that life is toying with us in every way possible, it is. But if we plan to take things in our hands and not let life jerk us around, it won’t.
We have to plan just how much control we want to give our lives.
An optimal life is a very individualistic thing. For us, an optimal life would be one in which we are completely contented and satisfied with whatever we have. It doesn’t matter whether we are rich or poor – if we are satisfied with what we have, it is an optimal life that we live.
What Do We Need for an Optimal Life?
The general notion all across the planet is that you have an optimal life if you have everything. However, it is not what you have that matters; it is how happy
you can be with whatever you have. A person earning just $500 a month has an optimal life if he can survive wonderfully within that and can save too. But even a
millionaire is not living optimally if his debts far outstrip his earnings.
So, you see, optimal living is not about money.
What is it about then? Is this about living happily within our family? In a great measure, it is. We are only as happy as our family lives are. Since optimal living is all about contentment, having a pleasant family life becomes one of the essential things for it.
But, again, there are people who have what one might think is the ideal family life – great wife, great kids, etc. – but may still not be happy. Hence, there are a few more things you would need for optimal living. Money and family don’t even begin to scratch the surface actually.
The most important thing you need is actually the way you are. Your perspective, your way of thinking, is much more important in deciding whether you life is
optimal. You have to condition yourself into thinking that you are living a great life. When your mental balance is perfectly set, you will find that your life really starts taking a turn for the best.
However, that does not mean you should live in poverty and be happy with it. We need the peripherals – we need the money and the love. These are important
ingredients for optimal life, but the realization that these are not the only things should also be had early on. A perfect balance of money, health, family and the right mental spirit will help the most in bringing you toward an optimal life. This is what you need to discover.
Table Of Contents
What Is an Optimal Life?
What Do You Need for an Optimal Life?
Striking the Balance between Health and Wealth
Your Family and Your Life
3 Practical Essentials for Optimal Living – Food, Fun and Exercise
Your Sex Life – An Undeniable Aspect for Your Optimal Life
Have a Hobby
It Is Not Just about the Present
Is Your Life Optimal Today?
Putting Your Self in Your Life