now, according with the average expectations of the people of your age group, you should have accomplish many things in different life domains: Family, career, relationships, self-development, health, wealth, physical appearance, -the house, the family car, the lifestyle, - etc.
The pressure of this expectations could be very stressful because we all want to measure up to this standards, and some of our decisions may be based on the fear of not being accepted or not fitting in our social circles. The consequences of this is that we don’t own our lives anymore , we become less critic with
ourselves and our lifestyles, and we tend to forget that we are individuals and we have the power to decide and live our lives in our own terms.
So the most important questions you should ask yourself are: Am I living the life I want? Is this really what I expected from myself? How far did I get with my dreams? Am I the person I aspired to be? Am I authentically happy? What do I REALLY want?
An excellent guide to evaluate you life satisfaction and enjoyment is the “Live, Love, Learn,Legacy“ domains of Stephen Covey:
-LIVE is your physical sphere and here you can evaluate all the things that have to do with your health as your sleeping habits, your nutrition and diet, your exercise routines, your weight and if it is important to you, your physical appearance.
-LOVE is your social emotional sphere and it can help you to evaluate your roles and relationships with your life partner, family, friends and colleagues. The need of connection is very important and when we have strong relationships our life satisfaction tends to increase.
-LEARN is your intellectual sphere , how long has it been since you learned something new? Taking care of your intellectual sphere by starting a new project, starting a new job or hobby, taking a seminar of simply by reading, helps you to keep yourself challenged and stimulated, it helps you to grow.
-LEGACY is your spiritual sphere and it has to do with the Meaning and Purpose of your life and how and by whom you want to be remembered. It is what you want to leave as your legacy. Once you define your Purpose, it will be a compass in your life .
It will constantly remind you that you need to be aware in the present and you need to deliver the best version of you today, because you will never know with certainty how much time do you have left.