Redefining Luxury

I know the drill. You set goals to earn X amount of dollars so you can buy your dream car, your dream house and take your dream vacation. Awesome. Are you waiting to earn lots of money to live a life of luxury?

What if you could live a luxurious life right now?

First, let’s define luxury. I grabbed this definition off Dictionary.com

Luxury: a material object, service, etc. conducive to sumptuous living, usually a delicacy, elegance or refinement of living rather than a necessity.

For this article, I want to focus on the part about refinement of living. After all, when your necessities in life are met (Meaning food, shelter, medical care, etc.) almost everything else you buy is considered a luxury. (Except for that detail of refinement or elegance.)

Notice the description does not give any monetary value to what a luxury costs, only that it’s not a necessity. Money isn’t mentioned in the definition of luxury and it never defined exactly what is considered a luxury item.

Think about it. All you need to do is concentrate on is what is luxurious to you and remove the illusion that luxuries cost tons of money.

Here are five ways to redefine luxury for yourself and start living the sensuous life you desire:

*Change your view of what a luxury is and how much it should cost.
*Define what luxury means to you.
*Carefully choose things and experiences that meet this definition.
*Be sure the luxury is what you want, not what you think will impress others.
*Learn to shop bargains and develop an eye for value.
*Try indulging in luxuries that create memories that can be shared with loved ones.

Make sure to indulge in luxuries that raise your self-esteem. If you have to go into debt or feel guilty when indulging then search from within to find out why this luxury doesn’t match your values.

Look around and see what you have in front of you that could be considered a luxury.

Bet you will find that you are already living a life of luxury. Defined by you.

Please comment and let me know what you consider a luxury, redefined on your terms.

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