How To ‘Live Your Best Life’? Here’s What It Really Means (+ 10 Tips)

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The quote ‘Live Your Best Life’ has become very popular in 2021, and here’s why.

First mentioned by Oprah Winfrey in 2005, the sentence is used nowadays in relation to almost everything, from living healthy to sustainability and relationships.

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The ‘Live Your Best Life’ quote is often used on social media in connection to holidays, food, cars, entertainment, and even fashion.

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Instagram has over 3 million posts with #liveyourbestlife.

The True Meaning of ‘LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE’

While used to describe almost everything, the saying is in fact describing a lifestyle that makes YOU happy.

Be that a life of traveling, working on your dream house, or enjoying your dream job, BEST LIFE is about YOU.

The most important word in the ‘Live Your Best Life’ sentence is ‘YOUR.


That’s why, regardless of how many posts you find on social media, it only matters how you define and live your life, and that’s entirely up to you.

live your best life quotes
It’s all about YOU.

But, while the idea of living your best life sounds great, the hardest part is to find out what makes YOU happy.

If finding what makes you happy is still confusing for you, keep reading.

In this article, I’ve put together some well-designed questions, aiming to help what makes you happy.

Without further ado:

  • What are YOUR top 5 goals and top 5 needs, right now (today)?

  • Will these needs and goals remain the same, 5 years from now?

Write down the answers to these questions and return to them a week later.

Ask yourself and answer again.

Are the answers still the same?

If yes, you’re on the right track; keep doing what you’re doing, YOU know what makes you happy.

If not, use the 10 tips below to guide you further on how to discover what makes you happy in order to live your best life.

Know What Matters To You

First and foremost, you must decide what’s IMPORTANT TO YOU.

Know what matters to you
If it matters to you, it’ll make you happy, no matter how hard it is.

The questions above were designed to help you find out what’s important to you.

By now, you should have the answer to this critical question.

Find that essential thing that matters to you, now and in the future.

Enjoy Every Moment Of Your Life

Remember, life is not a destination but a journey.

Make it pleasurable!

For that, form a habit of enjoying even the smallest moments of your life.

Enjoy every moment of your life
Every the small bits, for every second matters.

As the idiom states: “the devil is in the detail”.

Similarly, your life is composed of small moments that add up so enjoy every second of it.

Pay attention to the micro-moments that make up your life.

Listen More – Become Empathic

Learn to become a good listener.

The simple act of listening will be life-changing for you.

The art of listening
You have to listen first, and only then they’ll hear what you have to say.

That’s because listening more will help you understand better those around you.

The more you listen, the more you learn.

The more you listen, the more emphatic you become.

The more emphatic you are (genuinely) the more they’ll trust you and share their stories with you.

Be Flexible

Being flexible is such a critical skill right now.

Be flexible in life
“Be stubborn on vision and flexible on details” – Jeff Bezos.

And no, I am not talking about physical flexibility but mental.

Mental flexibility means the ability to adapt to stressful situations, on the go, and find solutions fast.

The more flexible you are, the more comfortable life will seem.

Become Self-Aware

Self-awareness starts by being more objective about your actions.

For that, you have to start reflecting on your mistakes.

The secret here is to remain honest and impartial with yourself.

How to become self aware
Know yourself before you attempt to know others.

But, at the same time, try not to put yourself down.

Just acknowledge the errors you’ve made, and try to change for the better.

Learn from your past, always with a positive attitude.

In time, you’ll become your best friend and start living your best life.

Do What You Love

Now that you know what’s important to you, you have to start looking for the most entertaining ways of achieving that.

Do what you love
Do what you love, love what you do.

In simple terms, make sure you’re doing what you love.

Enjoy the journey, but without losing the long-term goal from your sight.

Develop Positive Habits

Some might think that the idea of creating positive habits is simple.

Yet, establishing long-term habits is hard.

Develop positive habits
Motivation gets you started. Habits get you going.

Start by breaking down the habit you want to create into small parts.

For example, you want to read a book every week.

Start reading a sentence on the first day. Then, read two sentences the next day.

Try to read a page by the end of the week.

And keep going, until you reach a comfortable reading point.

Most importantly, always focus on the positive parts of these habits and live your best life in the process.

Increase Your Physical Activity

Guess I don’t have to remind you here how crucial physical activity is for your body and your mind.

But, I have great news.

Living your best life requires little physical effort.

Increase your physical activity during the day
The best project you’ll ever work on is you.

Little but SMART effort. So, what do I mean by that?

Well, recent research shows that even just 5 min a day of exercising helps with feeling great.

Also, you have to be careful not to fall into the obsessive exercise trap.

Take easy steps, always have fun, and exercise to feel good not to break your body down.

Spend Time in Nature

Science has also given its verdict in another long-term debate: nature vs nurture.

According to science, it is mostly the surrounding environment that makes us who we are.

Therefore, make sure you spend plenty of time outdoor.

Spend more time in nature
Love ‘her’ but leave her wild.

Connect with nature at every opportunity you have.

Go for walk in the park, to visit friends, to walk your dog.

Also, do your physical exercises outside, as exercising and spending time in nature go hand in hand.

Value Your Relationships

Last but not least, to live your best life you must treasure the people around you.

Nurture your relationships, keep your connections healthy, happy and intact.

Value your relationships
“As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was about to happen.” – A.A. Milne.

However, don’t be afraid to take any necessary steps to fix your relationships.

If not fixable, have the courage to let go.

Choose to surround yourself with friends that have similar values, objectives, and priorities.

Together, enjoy the journey of creating and living your best life.

Live Your Best Life – Final Thoughts

Remember that everyone is different, and while these ten tips of how to love your best life should apply to all of us, some things might not apply to you.

That’s fine and the reason why #liveyourbestlife h-tag can be used and interpreted in so many ways.

Life is diverse and different for everyone.

Only by focusing on the answers – after asking the right questions – you’ll find what Living Your Best Life means to you.

Mandy Meyer
Mandy Meyer
After years of managing hundreds of fashion brands from London's office of a global retailer, Mandy has ventured into freelancing. Connected with several fashion retailers and media platforms in the US, Australia, and the UK, Mandy uses her expertise to consult for emerging fashion brands create top-notch content as an editorial strategist for several online publications.

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