Life today is increasingly busy. We’re all pulled in multiple directions, whether that’s by work, family commitments, or simply wanting to make the most of our days. As a result, pure living has taken a back seat.
What is pure living?
Pure living is the idea of living life in a simple and pure form. It involves retreating from the “rat race” and instead engaging with life in a meaningful and deliberate way.
Modern Day Challenges
Living purely for life isn’t just about stripping back and taking off on an exotic travel adventure. The challenge lies in living with pure intentions as well. It’s about asking questions such as:
- Am I making this choice for the right reasons?
- Am I doing something because I truly want to or is it because I feel the need to do it?
- Is my goal about balance, growth and joy rather than achieving material success?
So, what can we do to restore balance and start living purely for life again? Some of the suggestions are:
- Make time for yourself – block out time in your diary for things you want to do, whether that’s yoga, reading, a walk in the park, or simply relaxing.
- Practice self-care – make sure you take time for yourself, for example plan activities to make yourself feel better, try something new.
- Reflect – pay attention to the emotions that arise when life presents itself. Consider the possibilities of each step you take.
- Stay mindful – put effort into living in the present moment and not dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.
It’s important to remember that ‘pure living’ isn’t something that you can do overnight. It’s a journey, and something to strive for on a daily basis. It also requires focusing on yourself and making sure that your goals are in line with what you believe. If we all practice pure living for life it’s possible to create a happier and more fulfilling way of living.