“The best things in life are free, the second best are very expensive” – Coco Chanel
Levelling-up, elevating, upgrading… it makes sense to assume that the act of going upwards in life costs money. And yes, it can cost money when we’re talking about swapping polyester for silk, or Zara for Chanel.
But there are many other totally free ways to take your living to the next level, that literally cost nothing.
The tweaks that are the subject of this post aren’t rocket science, nor are they the sorts of suggestions you’ve never heard before, BUT – they are super-valuable ways to elevate our day-to-day in more meaningful ways that don’t involve a shopping spree or a focus on our appearance.
The subject of “upgrading” and “elevating” is obviously subjective, but regardless of where you stand on the spectrum, going from one mode of living to another involves a mental paradigm shift of some kind. You may need to break old habits, re-evaluate your choices, and look at the people and situations around you differently.
For me personally, it’s more about living in a way that makes me feel I’m doing things to a better standard, and encouraging myself to improve in numerous aspects of my life. For others it could mean getting that dream job, forging a new relationship or losing weight.
Once you train yourself to become more discerning (or purist) in how you think, what you do, and how you react to situations, a life “upgrade” is virtually guaranteed.
Not only will you have higher standards for your own living, but others will begin to see you as a high value person as well. Those that understand the law of attraction will already know that like-attracts-like – meaning that other high-value people and ‘high-value opportunities’ will flock to you like moths to a flame.
This is the zone of thinking needed to feel and be perceived as a person of substance.
Here we compile 15 meaningful ways to upgrade your life that don’t cost a thing.
#1 – Live by your values
Develop a set of standards and values, and stick to them. This applies to interpersonal relationships, your own personal belief systems, how you spend your time, and how you interact with others. Hold yourself to account if you find yourself slipping into things that don’t match with your value system.