What is lifestyle?

Lifestyle is a way of life established by a society, culture, group or individual. This includes patterns of behavior, interaction, consumption, work, activity and interests that describe how a person spends their time. Includes also day to day behaviors and functions of individuals in job, activities, fun and diet. According to WHO, 60% of related factors to individual health and quality of life are correlated to lifestyle.

Find in our gallery the 20 common elements of lifestyle.

Culture

The traditions and shared experiences valued by a group. For example, the holidays, pastimes, music and art that you enjoy.

Town & Country

The place that you live tends to impact your lifestyle. For example, living in a large cosmopolitan city versus a remote island with an excellent beach.

Norms

Shared expectations of behavior. This includes things like rules of politeness, courtesy and civility that you follow.

Work

Your profession and working style. For example, an artist who works at home on their own time versus working on a strict schedule within a system of rules that is beyond your control.

Transport

How you get around. For example, a long commute on a highway that is prone to traffic jams versus someone who can walk to work on a pleasant street.

Wealth

Your approach to securing financial resources for the future. For example, living below your means to save and invest conservatively versus aggressive spending and/or risk taking.

Consumption

Your behavior as a consumer. For example, a shopaholic versus a minimalist consumer.

Peak experiences

The habit of seeking experiences that you view as personally fulfilling in areas such as travel and adventure.

 

Personal reflection

How you get around. For example, a long commute on a highway that is prone to traffic jams versus someone who can walk to work on a pleasant street.

Religion & spirituality

Participation in an organized religion and/or pursuit of spirituality.

 

Escapism

Enjoying fictional realities such as reading, films, video games and theme parks.

Information

Your patterns of information consumption such as your internet and reading habits. For example, a person who spends 6 hours a day reading fashion blogs can view this as a significant element of their lifestyle.

Health

Your level of health and efforts to stay or become healthy.

Food

How you eat. For example, preparing healthy food at home and viewing meals as a social activity.

Fitness

Your level of physical fitness and activity level including participation in sports and recreation.

Environment

Your experience of nature and your impact on it.

Hobbies & activities

Your pursuit of interests such as a hobby.

Social

Social fulfillment in areas such as friendship, community and family.

 

 

Fashion

How you dress and view fashion.

Social status

Social status is more than giving the appearance of wealth and can include things like physical appearance or the respect you get as a professional or family member. Lifestyle also includes your attitude towards social status such as the ability to transcend worrying what others think.

Time for Exercise – The Wheel of Life

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