First of all, this is MY definition. What you define as your thriving life of fabulousness will surely be different. It may have some similar components, but no two people value the same things at the same time in the same way.
What is the scientific definition of thriving?
Thriving refers to the optimal development of your life (Bundick et al., 2010). It is an active process with measurable growth towards a hopeful, positive and purposeful future. What this means is that your life has to have an upward trajectory (better, happier, more money, etc) that is also positive.
My Great Vision
In my great vision of my life, I thrive in all areas of living. I am fully in charge of my desires and body. I release society’s expectations of me and my body. I am safe and secure in who I am. My body is my temple that I care for religiously. I listen to my body with effortless ease. I love my time in nature and love breathing in the crisp air around me. My days are filled with laughter, joy, playfulness and freedom.
I know my WHY and what fuels my desires. My essential needs (food, shelter, sleep, peace) are always met. I always have all the money I need to pay my bills and enjoy my life. Every day, month and year my life and circumstances get better and better. I appreciate and value myself. 100% of my validation and appreciation comes from me. I release my need for recognition and approval from others.
I serve a great purpose by caring for others in my medical practice and help catapult people towards their dreams in my coaching practice. My strength comes from inside of me and radiates to the world. I am a light in the world filled darkness and fear. I am an inspiration to others. I continue to inspire myself to become a better version of myself every single day.
I have fulfilling and loving relationships with others including my partner, my family and friends. My relationship with my partner is kind, loving, respectful and intimate. I am present with others and enjoy my time with them.
I am curious about the world. I am confident and successful. I am creative in so many realms of my life. I come from a place of abundance, love and spaciousness. I choose powerful, positive and nurturing thoughts and energies. I am worthy and enough.
Every day I live and breath my passions. I am so grateful for all my blessings and the beauty around me. My tomorrow is always brighter than today and yesterday. I release my troubles from the past and live fully in this present moment. My hopes and dreams are becoming my reality with my inspired action and strength of commitment. I love myself because I know the most important relationship I will ever have is the one I have with me.
Here are just the broad strokes of my definition of thriving. Every day this vision of my life of flourishing changes. Every day I tweak it. I may want more of something or less of something else. The best part about this? I am so blessed to say that I am living this right now. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
Now that you have a taste of my definition. What is your definition or vision of your thriving life? Post in the comments!
P.S. Remember this is not boasting. This is about what you want out of life and what makes you feel your life is positive and moving forward in the direction that is best for you. Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself with who you were yesterday.