What IS your best life?

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
What IS your best life?
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 7:42am

I am just curious.  I need to stay laser-focused on the positives, as I tend to get distracted with the negatives, and that is not working for me.  So, what is YOUR best life?!  Here is a "stab" at mine:

1.  Loving, healthy relationships with family members

2.  Living with integrity and character

3.  Taking time out to care about others, help others

4.  Fun pursuits - yoga, dance, quilting, photography, dogtraining, vacationing

5.  Living in the "moment," addressing issues AS they arise, letting go of the future "what if's"

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 8:32am

I have seen posts by several ladies lately wondering about this very thing and it has me to thinking. I would say that a best life for me would be:

1. Having a good name-being the person that everyone knows is trustworthy and dependable

2. Having family and friends that love me and want to be around me and spend time with me. Not simply spend time with me out of a sense of duty.

3. Having good health (which I don't)

4. Waking up every morning and wanting to get out of bed.

5. Liking myself as is.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-02-2008
Thu, 03-06-2014 - 4:45pm


well I will be reaching a milestone birthday soon and will be 60.... wow I said that outloud.. Anyway;; I know what my best life should look like but I am either depressed or just plain old stuck right now....

I do love when I go out and meet up with friends and do things and I also love having family around for parties and barbecues and things .. I am mostly a social person so I tend to gravitate towards people and social experiences........Not a loner so being alone is not my cup of tea... but at times I enjoy alone time but it doesnt last long...

I also like to try new things but havent lately and should really start thinking about trying out new things... Maybe bellydancing or doing drumming circles or more holistic and metaphysical events..........................

I also like to help people and find ways to give back so have to find a cause or something like that..

Also love to travel but havent done much of that in years due to finances but def. want to look into atleast one trip this year and maybe some inexpensive day trips or weekend getaways...

Oh; To mimic Phyllis I dont have the problem getting out of bed but I do have the issues of self motivation.. Being single with no one to answer to which is great also causes one to not care or get lazy or just not have incentive..

thank You :)

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 7:28am

Thanks for your responses, ladies!  :D  I think the first thing to remember is that the hardest step towards any goal is to write down the goal so that you can take steps towards s achieving it!  Slowly, but surely, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.  I think I felt stuck last year, and I am now realizing that part of it was that I needed to be on HRT!  I am on a 1/4 dose of what the doc wants me to be on, and I now have that "zing" back in my step, happy to wake up every morning and get stuff done!

It seems that everyone has some similiraities in the responses, and it reminds me that we are all "the same" in many ways,  Remember that you can do anything you put your mind to.  Never give up!  There is always hope. :D

Community Leader
Registered: 10-22-2001
Fri, 03-07-2014 - 7:49pm

My Best Life is right now!

I have to ponder a bit more...;)...
RA "Brain Fog"...lol...that's My Story...:)

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2013
Mon, 03-17-2014 - 12:32pm

It is a good question. I think to me my best life would be to feel good about myself. I want to feel pretty and I want to feel healthy. I am tired of feeling ugly and tired all the time. I know I am not beautiful and never will be but surely even ugly people can feel pretty. Right?