Don’t define yourself by what you do

20 tips for meaningful living

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What do you do?

This is often the question we get asked when we meet someone new.

Because in the West we are taught from a very young age that what we do and what we own are key components for measuring whether we are successful. As a product of that culture, I accept to an extent, that I am not immune to that value. I do place a big emphasis on my work, because a purpose-fuelled career gives me so much meaning.

I’m thankful, however, for the perspective that Yoga offers; that who we are and how we are, constitute the ultimate proof of a life lived in freedom.

Have you ever considered your health and wellbeing to be an indication of success? Have you ever reviewed the day and assessed it based on — not how much you achieved — but how you lived, operated and existed within that day.

The pursuit of a Larger Life is not characterised on meaningless productivity, but on rich experience and daily embodiment of the things you truly value.

I believe we are better when we operate in line with what we care about. And I think a slower pace allows a better connection to what we value.

Do you agree? You might be interested to read my slow living guide — an article with 20-tips on living each day more like a holiday. It’s not about laziness or not caring about work. In fact, it’s the opposite. I believe that by slowing down, you can become better in tune with what truly drives and inspires you — making you not only happier and full of purpose, but more effective in your work too.⁠

Download my slow living guide here.

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