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20 Nov, 17 tweets, 3 min read
What is lifestyle design?

It’s been over a decade since Tim Ferriss helped popularize the concept of lifestyle design in his book "The 4-Hour Workweek."

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"Lifestyle design is a contrasting, philosophical lens to look at career and personal development that is juxtaposed with ‘slave, save, retire’—going to cash in my chips in 20-30-40 years that will then redeem this period of doing many things that I dislike doing."

— Tim Ferriss
"Effective lifestyle design is effective testing and awareness." — Tim Ferriss

"Are you designing a life you actually like living in?" — Ryan Holiday

Personally, I believe lifestyle design goes beyond work. It covers *everything* in your life.

Lifestyle design is intentionally crafting a way of life (or style of living) that aligns with who you are.
There are tangible and intangible factors to consider:

Tangible factors may include demographic aspects like work, location, and home environment.

Intangible factors may include psychological aspects like values, beliefs, interests, and preferences.
Some similar concepts are intentional living, alternative lifestyle, and lifestyle business.
Intentional Living:

The act of consciously taking responsibility for your life and attempting to align all aspects of your lifestyle (beliefs, behaviors, environment, etc) is often referred to as “intentional living.”
Alternative Lifestyle:

When you intentionally design your life, you may end up with something that looks different from the mainstream cultural norms—often referred to as an “alternative lifestyle.”
Lifestyle Business:

It’s not uncommon for those pursuing intentional living and lifestyle design to run a “lifestyle business”—sustaining a level of income that allows for the desired and designed lifestyle.
I came up with 35+ questions to ask yourself if you're ready to take responsibility for all the choices you have in your life.

The questions are grouped into a few categories:

- Yourself
- Your Day
- Work / Leisure
- Location
- Home
Lifestyle Design & Yourself:
Lifestyle Design & Your Day:
Lifestyle Design & Work / Leisure:
Lifestyle Design & Location:
Lifestyle Design & Home:
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What lifestyle design questions would you add?

Are you aware of any inspiring examples of lifestyle design in action?

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