December 28, 2017

Musings: Why You Should Live Your Best Life, Always.

One of the ‘trends’ or phrases of the past year or so has been about ‘living your best life’. Whilst it may be subjective to what living your best life actually is , I am all here for it. The best description I have come across is from Urban Dictionary which describes living your best life as:

“Life is short. Do what you need to do to live it to the fullest, however odd.”

I asked my Twitter family what it meant to them and here are a few of their answers…




Judge me, I would: 


You do what you want when you poppin’
‘Living my best life’ to me personally ties in with self-care. Its doing the things that make me happy and put me in a state of  zen. You know that feeling of euphoria where you feel like you have no cares in the world, that’s what living my best life is to me. It also means accepting my flaws, realising my strengths and using them to my full potential (when I can). If I’m not good at something e.g singing, I can still do it, enjoy it but it doesn’t mean I have to excel at it because we’re never gonna be good at everything.

Self Care

Part of living your best life ties in with self-care. The actions you take for yourself  to maintain your mental, physical and emotional health and well being can really make the world of difference.

I’ve written about my favourite self-care tips here and here.

Whatever ‘living your best life’ may mean to you. Do yourself proud, make yourself happy and indulge. Sometimes you have to be selfish in order to reach your own path of happiness.

We live in a world constantly telling us we should look or be a certain way and with a New Year in tow, the pressure comes around once again. So whether living your best life in 2018 means learning a new skill, taking more time for you, travelling more, just go for it. Life is short, money comes and goes, if you don’t try or put yourself out there… you will never know.

What does living your best life mean to you?

Char xo

38 responses to “Musings: Why You Should Live Your Best Life, Always.”

  1. Definitely agree that self care is essential for living your best life!!! I can tell the difference when I slack on the self care.

  2. techpusher says:

    What a great little article. I enjoyed reading this

  3. Roland says:

    Hello. I read your post and I like it. I agree, living your life should start with self-care. I mean, if you can’t take care of yourself, how can you take care of anything else? Though you go through your struggles and you have other issues you have to deal with, that should never hold you back to living your life to the fullest. Great post

  4. Amanda says:

    Yassss!!! Sometime you have to be selfish. We get so caught up in everything else that we forget about ourselves. I plan to be intentional about self care and self love in the new year.

  5. idorarebecca says:

    “You do what you want when you poppin”


    This post is everything that I needed to start my new year. I love your vibe and the way you live out your life, I hope that 2018 is an amazing year for you!

    Best Wishes,


  6. Living your life best is giving it a purpose and a meaning and connecting with the heart of people and opening up a new whole world.

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  8. dionne-louise says:

    Thank you charz for showing me this not only do i have an insight on how best to live my life but how others see it…theres no right or wrong at all. Ive been doubting myself for things that actually shouldnt take its toll on me ive been looking at things through the eyes of those who may/may not even benefit me and my being here. I have my Y (why) and she blesses me everyday now i need to find my Z (zen) and be at peace xxx

  9. Corinne and Kirsty says:

    I completely agree! self care is so important to live your best life! if you feel good then everything else stems from there and you start living a better life!

  10. connxvi says:

    I need to start living my best life because at the moment it’s just work, go home and then repeat! everything just costs so much money nowadays!

  11. Tajinder Sandhu says:

    Great post dear, for me personally, living my best life means to be happy in everything that I do, whether that’s travelling more, wearing an amazing outfit, or collaborating on a post. As long as I’m 100% happy with something, I’m living the good life.

    Tx. // MusicGeekOnline

  12. Kelly Diane says:

    I completely agree with you. Although it’s so simple, it’s something we all forget in our busy day.

  13. Lola says:

    Very nice piece. Good use of Twitter material! 🙂 Great positivity!

  14. This is a great post and for me living my best life is definitely being happy and care free! Ayse x

  15. arthritisfighterleann says:

    I agree, self care is a big part & helps you live the best you can. I enjoyed reading post & found it really positive.

  16. Loved this post so much, I always say ‘living my best life’ but rarely think about what that truly means, I completely agree about self-care being a big part of it! X

  17. jazziepickles says:

    I’m all for the “living your best life” attitude. If it aint making you smile, why bother? Life is too short to be unhappy!

    Kisses and Love
    Jazziepickles xo

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  21. Hey Girl

    Living your best life is certainly grown from self-care, If you’re not happy within yourself everything literally seems and feels shit, I’ve been in the lowest of places and felt this 100%. I am in such a good place and I’m finally living my best life in every possible way, inside and out.

    This is a lovely post, Thank you for sharing it! Going to read your self care tips post now too

    Much love, Becky – x x x

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Welcome to my little space on the internet, known as Memoirs and Musings. I’m Char, short for Charlotte and my blog/website/diary is dedicated to documenting my Memoirs and Musings, hence the name. I wouldn’t say I was your ‘typical’ blogger either. I don’t care about getting the perfect flatlay or feeling bad for not posting, I just enjoy writing. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for reading. Anyway, I love to travel, indulge in a glass of white wine, when plans are cancelled and purchase overpriced make up.  I guess that’s me in a nutshell, trying to figure out this thing called life, have fun and never lose sight.