‘Living my best life rn’
How many times have you seen that line lately? I think we can safely say that the 2 people really living their best lives right now are Harry and Meghan and the rest of us pale in comparison, but still. It’s a common line to trot out.
Quick sidenote: Don’t think I could love Harry and Meghan more if I tried. Or fancy Harry more tbh. Meghan is just such a darling and ahhhh how wonderful the wedding was. They are living THE best life.
Anyway. Now I don’t know where the phrase came from (I’m not down with the kids enough to know these things, you see – I usually have to revert to Googling and looking phrases up on Urban Dictionary in these moments of cluelessness) but it does seem like everyone likes to share their ‘living best life’ moments. Sometimes in seriousness, sometimes in jest. When someone’s surrounded by their favourite pizza or favourite people, either way.
So… precisely how does one ‘live their best life’, I ask? What does it even mean? When you’re feeling happiest? When you achieve your goals? When you’re surrounded by those most special to you? When everything goes right for a whole week (before inevitably all going wrong the next)? Explain this to me. I’m intrigued.
At first I thought this was just a new phrase used to #humblebrag on social media, but the more I think about it, the more I think it can actually be quite motivating. Let’s face it, nobody can live their best life on a permanent basis (if you can, holla at your jealous gal over here) but temporarily we can, every now and then. And more importantly, I think we can use this mentality to appreciate how the smallest moments can be our ‘best lives’, just like the award winning, celebrating, rejoicing, times can too.
top: c/o Moves by Minimum | jeans: YMI jeans
You know what I personally feel like are the best, ‘best life’ moments? The ones where you’re laughing so hard you can’t breathe, start crying, and every time you try to speak more laughter comes out instead of words. Might be with your friends on a night out when you’re all absolutely bladdered and someone does something hilarious/ridiculous … it might be crying laughing over stupid videos on the sofa with your mum… or it might be when you exchange knowing looks with someone over an inside joke when it would definitely not be appropriate to burst into spontaneous laughter. We all know everything’s 10x funnier when you’re not supposed to laugh. Those are my favourite ‘best life’ moments. The funny ones, usually.
I still feel like I’m living under an exam shaped rock at the moment and will be free to ‘live my best life’ (or at least try to) once they’re over, but at the same time I’m trying not to just live life always on a countdown until the next thing. Because there will always be something else to wait for. You see my confusion here? I guess what I’m trying to say (in a very roundabout way), is that motivation should be to live our best life as often as possible, rather than living the best life only occasionally. If that’s just snippets in otherwise dull days, then so be it.
That kinda annoying phrase does actually have a nice sentiment behind it.
Oh and the classic Jeans And A Nice Top makes a perfect outfit to live your best life in, doesn’t it?
Lily Kate x
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Demilade20th May 2018 at 6:40 pm
I love the phrase so much, I say it all the time haha! I agree with you, those laugh-till-your-tummy-really-hurts moments definitely count as living your best life. xx
PS: I KNOW RIGHT? The wedding was so lovely, they’re definitely living their best lives!
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Max29th May 2018 at 3:12 pm
I am not sure how to use the phrase, “living my best life” properly, but I am definitely living my best life! Like you said, every minute may not be great, but you enjoy the overall shape of it. You too! Happy 5 years of blogging!
And I am not sure about Harry and Meghan. Wow, that really snuck up on me. I was at the dentist’s office and the tv news was letting me know it was the next day. Have I been out of it? I am off to google and fact check how to live my best life, or toss around that phrase during instagram use and I’ll get back to you.