Before coming to the topic we should ask ourselves, what are the luxuries? Is it a lifestyle? An experience? Or a social status?
Well, luxury is a state of mind or you could say a point of equilibrium where the forces of nature meet the peace of mind. There can't be a single road one can take or a profession one can indulge into to have the luxury. With years of experience and self introspection though, one can reach the stage where they can realize the luxuries they have and then enjoy these luxuries of life.
The formula of enjoying the luxuries of life may not be that simple, but here are few points that may help you notice the small good things around you:
Quality over quantity :-
A very simple formula that says go for things that actually matter. Be it friends, assets or a simple activity like a long hot shower and wrapping yourself in a soft towel. It's not the amount of time you spend, but how you utilize it.
It's the experience that counts. Just like this once you grow as a person the number of friends you have may suddenly decrease but you then realize that the energy you were spending on people which actually didn't even matter can now be utilized on an activity, hobby or just something you like to do.
Enjoy the simple pleasures :-
You don't need to hike up the highest mountain or dive into the deepest oceans to be at peace and enjoy the luxuries of life. Simple activities like spending time with your loved ones or having a cup of coffee can be a stress buster.
Even some activities like working out or Yoga, cooking, painting or fishing can be useless. Enjoying regular activities rather than something huge can be a great option.
Importance of relationships :-
Human beings are social animals, we have family, friends, colleagues and what not to talk to and share your feelings with. Finding people your own rhythm and spending time with them can act as a therapy for some people.
Sharing of feelings, ideas and plans helps you cherish the little moments and learn new things.
Prioritizing comfort and convenience :-
How often have we heard words like hard work, path less taken.... I'm sure a lot. Now, let's take a step back and think are all these less taken paths are even worth it or promises a better result?
Sometimes the easier options or the most taken paths may actually satisfy you internally and help you reach the peace of mind as well.
Importance of healthy living :-
With a simple quotation ' health is wealth' is easily understood why you should take care of yourself, physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.
With the knowledge of what's good for your health and opting for that option one can maintain a good health. When you'll be fit mentally and physically you can experience new things, experiment with your life, take up a new hobby or just make good memories.
But having good health and taking care of oneself is very important.
Slow down :-
Rushing towards your goals and then running in a rat race of achieving something luxurious is a tiring journey which leaves you tired and torn.
Taking a rest period is a very crucial step in this journey. To stop for a minute and see where you've reached and how far you have come to appreciating yourself is a very important step.
The luxury of realizing how far you've come and what you've achieved of what keeps your moral high and your steps clear.
This also gives you some time to plan your next step and journey ahead.
Upgrade your surroundings :-
When you grow as a person your personalized, outlook and the way you perceive things changes, from childhood to adulthood many attributes about you as a person would change and so should your surroundings, it may be objects, location, or wallpaper of your room.
Your surroundings should make peace with you and represent your personality as a person.
Now that you know some helpful ways of how you can experience the luxuries of life and enjoy the small little things around you, maybe you should take a step back, get some rest, and self introspect your Amazing journey till now.