What is your Luxury? How to Fit More of What You Love into Your Life

Luxury. What image does this create in your mind?

A Lamborghini? Champagne? Private jets? Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous?

What if you re-framed luxury so it fit into your weeks & months, and not just once in a great while?

How charged up could you be if your days were filled with luxurious experiences?

Unfortunately, most of us don’t get enough luxury into our days and end up feeling deprived and burnt out.

We think of luxury as unattainable, cliche or selfish.

Or, we:

  • aren’t prioritizing our self-care.
  • can’t fit it in.

If you aren’t fitting in luxury, you are driving yourself toward a bitter, stressful breakdown at some point in the future, which isn’t good for you or anybody.

Step 1: Define your luxuries.

Make a list of 10 things. If you can’t think of 10, think of 20.

Some helpful cues: what gives you energy? what makes you feel alive? What do you look forward to? It can even be the simple things in life (bonus points if they are healthy-ish choices, but not absolutely required).

Mine include long Sunday runs with friends, strong coffee and audiobooks.

Step 2: Choose 2–3 that can fit into your weekly plan.

You (probably) can’t add a private flight to Dubai to your weekly routine.

But, planning to add some key luxuries to your week isn’t a stretch. Try adding a luxurious walk with an audiobook or a bubble bath to your plan, and stick to it.

Don’t wait until “someday” to pay attention to what you need.

Step 3: Treat your luxuries as self-maintenance, non-negotiable.

You wouldn’t skip maintaining your car, would you?

It’s not “selfish” of the car to need oil changes, right? This is the same way to think about your own self-maintenance. If you frame them as necessary, you will schedule them in and do any family negotiations required to fit them in.

Define your luxuries, build them into your plan and treat them as necessities, because they are!

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Dave Wentworth

Dave Wentworth

Interested in self-improvement, productivity and human potential.