The way of life is the specific conditions of a way of life that have developed historically, characteristic of a whole nation or one person. This category is so voluminous that it includes historical traditions and national habits of the population, which are characteristic of each member of a selected group of people and represent deep mental education in comparison with personal lifestyle or individual preferences of a person.
The way of life of a person is formed in the context of the society to which he belongs, reflecting the economic, political, social relationships that take shape in a certain territory. This is a global complex that forms the attitude towards one’s own personal activities and the nature of production, the possibilities of realization and interaction with people, as well as the forms of building these relations.
What it is
In the context of the official definition of the term, the way of life extends to moments characteristic of the majority of people living in the same territory. This is due to the same conditions of social and economic formation, the general cultural base that forms the worldview, as well as the same cultural and social needs that are formed at the subconscious level, transmitted along with fairy tales and legends.
The way of life is firmly fixed in the subconscious, since it is formed even before the controlling and analyzing elements of the psyche appeared, allowing conscious choice to be made. A child, being in a certain environment, receives exclusively experience of interaction with her, he has examples of parents' behavior, and thus an internal program is built in on the existence of a single scenario.
However, it is worth noting that lifestyle can vary. The external factors of change in the way of life for the whole of society include various leaps in technical development and situations leading to the degradation of the region (wars, natural disasters, etc.).
Internal factors can usually change the way of life of one or several people involved, without having a big impact on society. So here is a new personal experience, familiarity with other cultures, psychotrauma, or forced situations of moving or otherwise immersing in an unusual way. A person can assess what is happening and compare - it is the access to the comparison that gives the possibility of change.
Formation of lifestyle
The habitual way of life is formed on the basis of several factors covering all spheres of human activity. The paramount moment determining the construction of a person’s life, its image and, accordingly, way of life, as a global category, is work. It forms the free time, the standard of living, the possibility of self-employment or permanent wage labor. Professional activity prevailing in society forms not only its economic condition, but also spiritual and emotional development.
Such social inclusion exists at an earlier age - here various educational institutions form the way of life. Moreover, the importance of schools and universities is much higher than the workplace in the life of an adult.
So in the profession, the realization of the potential and the chosen path takes place, in an educational institution, not only a person’s way of life is formed by imposing certain regulatory restrictions, but also the foundations of morality, methods of social interaction, economic literacy are laid. Accordingly, the educational institutions, which are the broadcasters of the main social prerogatives, can have the greatest influence on the formation of the lifestyle.
Leisure and its variants are determined by the general level of a person’s culture, however, options for affordable pastime affect the formation of a way of life. In places of free access to art and culture of world importance, a completely different perception of the rest of life occurs.
The possibility of using the Internet was the most striking moment in changing the way of life through leisure activities. In just a few years, almost all the interests and communication of people were transferred to the digital space, where we also observe our own hierarchy. Belonging to special communities and awareness of the latest developments in the network can make a person among an unfamiliar company or finally isolate from others. However, Internet resources have made a tremendous breakthrough in erasing differences between different countries and cultures. It is in this network space that one's own way of life appears, independent of geographical location, cultural characteristics, and other factors, since the unifying moment is the interest of a person.
The development of technology in the field of home improvement and modernization of cars leads to a change in economic conditions, social choices about the use of free time. Where previously you had to ask for directions and go to an unknown point for a long time, you can now leave at any time and by the shortest way; household activities that select all weekends are now almost completely automated. This not only affects the daily, everyday side of life, but formats the human mind, switches it to the new values of the goal, which leads to the emergence of new transformations.
How to change the way of life
The desire for change may arise because one’s own life does not correspond to the desired image or unintelligible events occur in it that are hard to control, many are pushed to this by the feeling of not living one’s life and many other problems. Initially, it is necessary to determine what exactly a person wants to achieve and what to change in the way of life. Familiarizing with other cultures, communicating with people who are not in the same society as him is well suited for this - in practice you can understand where to go.
Lifestyle - this is the most global habit that develops in humans, respectively, it can be formed. You can use the pattern of the formation of new actions in three weeks, but this is more relevant for the formation of new skills and will not work as quickly when the life direction changes. However, it is during these three weeks that the first step can be formed, with which further deeper changes will begin.
If, on the way of changes, a person is faced with the insuperability of external circumstances or after several months of life, according to other standards, he suddenly finds himself at the initial level - this means that the initial moments of motivation were not worked out and no answers were given why it is worth striving for changes. All motivation should have an internal validity, and not a desire to please a new acquaintance or fantasy that happiness will come after global changes.
Realizing where a person wants to move, it is recommended to start with the formation of one new habit, a change in one direction of activity. Subsequently, the pace of development can be increased, taking at once in several directions. It is important in this place to form peculiar blocks of habits, combined with each other or having a common base. For example, the beginning of jogging can be combined with early ascents, and the attendance of English courses can be supplemented with dances held in the same room. The development of new skills can be organized not only by learning, but by organizing exhibitions and showcasing your talents - this will allow more to involve new acquisitions in the living space.
Plan your schedule, achievements and new discoveries, while always try to stay ahead of the schedule set by yourself - the higher the pace, the more interesting the process becomes, but if you slowly and slowly draw the same thing, then all initial motivation will dry up.
Attach people to your changes, let it be those who have spent enough time in the lifestyle you have chosen for yourself or at least specializes in one of its fields. It is not necessary to look for such people in the immediate environment and even to communicate, it is possible to subscribe to a blog or video feed - this will remind you where you are going and immerse yourself in the right atmosphere. It is impossible to change the country and habits without preparation, but this preparation will pass by or end in a month if you don’t read the news of the country where you are going to, don’t watch movies in the original language and make friends on the social network from the city of dreams.
In addition to the global addition of the new, it is important to get rid of the old and obsolete - these are things, people, habits, everything that reminds of the former way of life. The more life changes, the less there should be a place of the former, otherwise the desired changes will not come, for them there will simply be no place. It is impossible to grow food in the garden in principle and order it through the online store, it will not work out hanging out at clubs all night long, and getting up for a meditative run at dawn. There are always mutually exclusive things, and a new way of life, its changed way of life does not tolerate half measures.