Break out of the mold! ‘Ground-Breaking Ways to Live Differently’ will show you how to transform yourself from someone following the crowd, to someone who lives an alternative lifestyle. I know I struggle to carve my own path rather than stay in a safe zone. Yet, when I do make those changes, I’m always grateful I did. Being different can sometimes bring admiration and other times, derision. Your friends might question your motives or make fun of you for being “weird.” Just remind yourself that they’re not thinking for themselves and are merely following the pack.
The truth is alternative ways of living, especially when it’s for the better, can make your life a whole lot healthier and exciting. If your goal is to live a boring life and be like everyone else, you likely don’t have to try too hard. However, if your life goal is to make your own decisions and live on your own terms, then look at what the masses are doing and start doing the opposite. Once you make these changes, you’ll likely never want to turn back. Here are a few Ground-Breaking Ways to Live Differently.
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Refuse planned obsolescence
Consumer electronics companies make it seem like they worked all fiscal year to come up with these brilliant innovations for the next product release. The truth is that it’s all a ploy to get you to wait in line for a few lousy gigabytes of memory. These companies purposely release new features very, very slowly.
Explore medical tourism
Guess what? The best doctors in the world are not necessarily in your country. I had $3,000 worth of simple dental work done for $400 in Costa Rica. My dentist spoke perfect English, studied under American professors, and used the same materials as my dentist in New York. Better yet, he gave me a free initial consultation and was open to negotiating on price.
Stop commuting 9 to 5
Sit in traffic? Be jammed into the subway? That sounds like the rat race to me. Find out when you are most productive and where. Go to that place at that time. Maybe it means you’re in bed on your laptop until 10 a.m.
Don’t rely solely on doctors
Health professionals are taught in school how to diagnose and fix you once you’re already broken. True health means being proactive. Eat a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables and make sure you’re exercising for at least thirty minutes a day. Focus on your mental health through meditation, prayer, and thinking of others. Stay on top of your health now so that you won’t have to spend thousands at hospitals and doctor’s offices.
Don’t rely on the government
Want to take life into your own hands? Don’t leave it up to a bureaucracy. The government might have programs to help you out, but at the end of the day, they don’t really care about you. Besides, expecting the government to take care of you will only stunt your potential and growth. If you want to live differently, remember that nobody will look out for your well-being like you will.