The Importance of LIFESTYLE and LIFETIME
LIFESTYLE refers to a concept that has become extremely popular as an explanation for many phenomena related to human development. Lifestyle is the overall attitudes, behaviors, interests, and other orientations of a person, group, or society. The word was first introduced by Austrian psychiatrist Alfred Adler in his popular book, The Case of Miss R. with the meaning of “the basic nature of a person as determined early in life”. The book itself includes a number of illustrations that all portray the daily behavior of humans throughout their lives.
In modern times, the LIFESTYLE concept has been extended to the extent that it can be used to explain a number of phenomena related to personal choices, such as personality and socialization. It is also used to describe the process by which people make these choices and the factors that promote the successful adaptation of these choices. It is also used to explain the process by which individuals create their own perspectives and how they relate these perspectives to the lives and choices of others. In short, LIFESTYLE describes the general processes by which people organize their thoughts, feelings, behaviors, desires, expectations and goals in terms of a structure known as a “lifestyle”.
There are many causes of changes in a person’s LIFESTYLE over time. One of the most important factors that contribute to changes in a person’s LIFESTYLE is the environment in which he/she grows up. Changes in the environment are often the result of parental rejection, early sexual abuse, poverty, single-mother family structure, or a troubled home environment. These changes in the environment can create unhealthy lifestyle choices that can fuel unhealthy lifestyle behaviors, attitudes and patterns.
There are many factors that contribute to unhealthy lifestyle choices. These factors include patterns of unhealthy spending, substance abuse and addiction, negative attitudes and self-destructive behavior. These factors are typically present in every day living and they can lead to emotional, physical and psychological difficulties. A healthy LIFESTYLE is one in which you find it easy to make choices that are grounded in your true life style values.
LIFESTYLE and LIFETIME are interrelated concepts and work hand-in-hand to achieve overall physical health, optimum functioning, social well-being and long-term well-being. LIFESTYLE helps to strengthen the connections between the individual’s physical health, emotional health, spiritual health and their LIFETIME or Lifestyle. It helps to build a positive ongoing relationship between the person and their LIFESTYLE and LIFESTYME (the three facets of a healthy lifestyle.)
The challenge is to maintain the LIFESTYLE and LIFETIME components of a healthy lifestyle while making changes to your Lifestyle. You can take steps to start living a healthy lifestyle by taking a look at your current spending patterns, identifying where your money is going and learning to spend your money in a way that provides long-term financial rewards. You can also take steps to improve your Lifestyle by adopting a healthier diet, getting enough rest, exercising regularly and giving up tobacco and alcohol. Finally, you can take steps to increase your LIFESTYLE by getting out for a walk a few times a week and participating in a community activity. By making small changes to your Lifestyle you can take control of your health, your energy, your well-being and your social well-being.