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I want to live luxuriously and I’ve found out that luxury is not about wealth, but about how rich my life is. In this post, I share 6 ways anyone can live a luxurious life (yes, even without a six-figure bank account). 🙂
1. Surround yourself with things that inspire you
“Surround yourself with things that inspire you, and it will keep you moving forward.”
Be deliberate and conscious about the things that you keep around you. This will help you focus on what is important to you. I am a firm believer that the things you look at constantly, should have a story…they should be things that will remind you of what is beautiful and good in life. Choose the things you surround yourself with very carefully.
2. Keep only what is meaningful
If you are hanging on to things simply because they validate you, or give you your self-identity, then it is time to declutter your life and embrace a more simplified lifestyle. I love this quote by William Morris, “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
You should only keep things that are meaningful to you. There is freedom in releasing yourself from attachment to things. When you get to a place where you know that your value as a person does not flow from things, then you are living a truly luxurious life. Not sure how to declutter your life for luxurious living, this post from The Positivity Blog will help.
This is for the strong women, those who have each other’s backs regardless of creed, race or religion. This goes beyond “liking” … this is about knowing that the fall of one is the fall of all. . . We stand stronger when we stand together. ✊ #corallifestyle . . . Reposted from @ankarafabricroom #strongwomen #goals
3. Keep a tight, close knit circle of friends
Friends can add meaning to your life, but only if you have the right ones. Even one friend who is filled with negativity and envy can clutter your soul. To be able to sit with your small circle of friends and share experiences with people who have your back and would go to the moon and back for you is a wonderful way to live luxuriously.
4. Take time out to do nothing
Our lives are often filled with so many things and activities that we seldom have the time to just breathe. I’m a mother of three very active children and sometimes, the days just seem to blur together. The freedom to just sit and do nothing is something I rarely have. It’s so easy to overthink things and worry about what we need to do next. Sometimes, true luxury is the freedom to take time out and do absolutely nothing.
5. Live Luxuriously: Travel
You haven’t really lived until you have traveled. Seriously. When most people think about traveling, they think of going to distant lands. And that’s great…there are so many distant places that are on my bucket list. If you are a modern day Nigerian, you’re probably thinking of traveling to North America or Europe.
Living your life luxuriously means giving yourself the permission to explore. Go far away, but also explore nearby lands. Visit Bonny Island in Rivers state, or plan to attend the Argungu fishing festival in Kebbi state. Visit Zaina Lodge in Ghana or go all the way to Botswana. Go someplace that you’ve never been before.
6. Collect experiences
Real wealth is not found in the things you have. Sure, owning designer things are great. I would love to own even one of the JenniferXGuiseppe collection for instance, but those who live the luxe life understand that it is not really about what you have so much as the experience. While money will buy you lavish experiences, you don’t need to be wealthy to live a magnificent life. Enjoy the life you live and live it to the fullest.
How would you live luxuriously? Leave a comment and let me know.