As I write this, 3,686,854 Instagram posts include #liveyourbestlife. We’ve exhausted a beautiful phrase so that it has lost its meaning. So, what the hell does “live your best life” really mean?
I say “really” because I would like to focus on the word “real.” Real life. Not the aspirational life splattered across social media channels, where we see:
- The party, not the hangover.
- The tropical destination, not the mosquito bites.
- The catalog-worthy work-from-home space, not the job they hate doing.
During this introspective year, “live your best life” is a phrase I’ve been personally investigating. Here’s what I found out.