Luxury Lifestyle. Here’s how to live one.We’ve all had daydreams about what it must be like to live an ultra-luxurious lifestyle. No need to go into work, free time all day, every day, and a life filled with fast cars, vast mansions, world travel and designer fashion. Now that’s what we call luxury living!
But did you know, while it might be fun to dream about casino jackpots and all the luxury they could bring, that it’s actually possible to start living a luxurious lifestyle right now? Don’t believe us? Take a look. And find out how you can start bringing more luxury to your everyday life. No matter what your bank balance.
1. Change your mindset.
It’s easy to think of luxury lifestyle in terms of material goods. The most expensive items and the best that money can buy. But actually, real luxury starts in appreciating what you have right now. No matter how much or how little that might be. If you’re constantly living with a negative narrative and getting down on yourself for not achieving all that you think you could have by now, you’ll miss out on all the many positives you have in your life already. And you definitely do. So rather than feeling bad about what you don’t have. Take a moment to appreciate what you do have. And start letting the luxury of positive thoughts change your life for the better.
2. Find happiness in the small moments.
A luxury lifestyle cruise. A couture wardrobe. A ten-bedroom mansion. A gleaming sports car. Yes, these might be the luxury items we lust after. But at the end of the day they’re just things. There’s just as much luxury to be found in small moments as there is in big expensive purchases. All you have to do is look for it. That steaming hot cup of coffee first thing in the morning. A laugh with a good friend. A hug from a loved one. The beauty of nature all around you. The luxury of life is everywhere. And there’s far more value to be found in precious moments than there is in material things.
3. Collect luxury piece by piece.
While our daydreams often have us living a life of extravagance all at once, you can still enjoy luxury in your life little by little. If you plan ahead. If you’ve always wanted to experience the indulgence of lying between Egyptian cotton sheets. Save up and buy the best set you can when you’re ready. The same goes for that Louis Vuitton bag you’ve been coveting. That pair of Christian Louboutins, or that Smeg appliance. You don’t need to fill your wardrobe with designer items or kit out your kitchen with the ultimate in appliances. Just save up and let luxury into your life piece by piece. When you can afford it. You’ll appreciate it so much more that way.
4. Take care of what you already have.
In the same way, even though you might not be living the Gucci luxury lifestyle right now, that doesn’t mean you can’t treat the possessions you already have as if they’re luxurious. Take care of your clothes, your personal belongings, and your living space as if everything you owned was already as luxurious as it could be. Because for some, what you have would be a luxury to them. Make your home and your belongings feel luxurious. Then as and when you can afford it, start adding the special pieces that you’ve been saving for. And make over your life with luxury little by little. You’ll start gaining a new appreciation for the life you already live at the same time.
5. Treat yourself.
Where’s a place you’ve always wanted to go to? Or an activity you’ve always wanted to indulge in? Make a luxury lifestyle list of restaurants, bars, pastimes, hobbies and events. And start ticking them off one by one. You don’t necessarily have to do them once a week or even regularly. But when you have the time and the money, treat yourself to a Michelin-star dining experience. A sundowner cruise or a five-star hotel stay. The more luxury you can start adding to your everyday life, the more luxurious your lifestyle will feel as a whole. We’ll toast to that! (With real champagne, of course!)
6. Prioritize self-care.
While this might seem the same as treating yourself, it’s a little different, but every bit as important. Probably even more so. With technology making us more accessible than ever, modern living can seem incredibly overwhelming. So many responsibilities, so little time. It’s easy to focus on our families, our partners, our children, our jobs, and leave little, if not no time for ourselves. That’s why self-care is so important. And can seem like a luxury when you’re so used to looking after everyone else but yourself. You can’t pour from an empty cup though, as the saying goes. So if you’re completely burnt out, you won’t be able to help anyone and you’ll end up even more overwhelmed and stressed. Self-care is a luxury lifestyle.
So rather than going down that path, schedule some time for self-care – if not every day then every week – and treat it as a non-negotiable. Whether that means a quiet glass of wine alone. A relaxing bubble bath, finishing that book you’ve always been meaning to. Or simply meditating for 10 minutes, the importance of self-care is invaluable.
7. Live a healthy life.
We don’t mean surviving on quinoa and kale and endless Crossfit sessions. But a healthy body and mind are the ultimate in luxury lifestyle days. Particularly given the pandemic we’ve all recently gone through. Healthy living doesn’t have to mean an endless diet of vegetables and hunger. And working out for three hours every day. Instead it means eating in a way that keeps you satisfied and thriving, moving to keep your body agile and mobile. And getting enough sleep to keep you alert and focused throughout the day. It also means focusing on your mental health as well. And making sure you’re healthy and happy not just in body. But in mind and soul too. Health is a luxury that many people don’t have. Prioritize yours, and you’ll soon find out just how rewarding life can be.