Lifestyle is one of the three major pillars on which the structure of the society is based. These are culture, traditions, and education. The other two are called drivers and motivation.
Basically, lifestyle is your individual attitudes, interests, orientations, and behavioral patterns. The word was first introduced by Austrian psychiatrist Alfred Adler in his famous book, The Case of Miss R. with the literal meaning of “the basic nature of human character as revealed early in life”. The word has been around ever since and has been used to describe many things such as people’s interests, their values, and the way they conduct themselves. In most cases, those who would call themselves “lifelong” (or near-lifelong) have high standards for themselves, and adhere to them in all aspects of their lives, both personal and work-related.
In this article, we will take a look at the third pillar of lifestyle: motivation. Motivation is often described as the driving force that drives you towards your desired life, achievement, or outcome. Some may use the word to describe a personal identity. For example, if you want to be rich, motivated would be your driving force that pushes you towards making it your personal identity. You can also use the word to describe your work/business life – your personal identity is what drives your career. In this article, however, we will be looking only at the aspect of lifestyle that involves a person’s personal identity or personal behaviors or choices – their “lifestyle”.
For some time now, people have been choosing to live a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle. This is mostly due to the fact that most people living in developed countries are becoming more aware of the damage that humans are causing to the planet. As a result, more people are trying to change their lifestyle to match this change. This includes switching to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, practicing more efficient forms of energy such as solar or wind power, consuming or using less animal products in their daily life, and switching to a green or eco-friendly lifestyle. In addition, many individuals are trying to save money by opting to live a “greener” lifestyle.
So which of these three lifestyle choices is better? For vegan (or strictly vegetarian) individuals, the answer might seem obvious: choose a vegan lifestyle! While it does involve a bit more effort than a vegan diet, those who choose to eat a vegan lifestyle are often more committed to their beliefs, and feel much more comfortable following it. In contrast, those who practice a minimalistic lifestyle may be tempted to try a vegan lifestyle initially, but may eventually find themselves bored with it.
In addition to lifestyle blogs, many individuals have created websites for themselves that highlight their likes and hobbies and can provide inspiration to them. Some examples of these websites include those that feature animal rights activism, gardening, art, wine, clothing design, and blogging. In many cases, individuals will read through a few blogs and choose one that resonates with them. The same is true for those who create websites with a more generalized topic, such as books, wine, gadgets, music, cooking, gardening, etc.