A term often referenced by Tim Ferris of The 4-Hour Workweek, lifestyle design is about improved quality of life. It’s about rethinking all the rules we consciously and sub-consciously subscribe to and creating our own.
Unsubscribing Is Hard
It sounds liberating, and it is, but make no mistake—unsubscribing is hard. The goal is to fill your days with more of what you love and less of what you don’t. Unfortunately, we have been conditioned to believe that anything other than adulting is irresponsible. So, you’ll have to release the concept of what you should do and embrace what you want.
Creating More Time
In order to invest more time doing what you love, you will need to create more time. This means learning to say no and maybe even letting go of a few commitments you’ve already made. More importantly, you need to completely shift your day. From monotasking to turning off all digital alerts, only checking email 3 or 4 times per day, and eliminating inefficiencies. Statistics show that we are only productive about 3 hours of the day, so consider how to eliminate or delegate everything else. For example, hire a virtual assistant, house cleaning company, grocery delivery service, errand runner, and more.
For further inspiration read Tim’s book!