Lifestyle is a way of life established by a society, culture, group or individual. This includes patterns of behavior, interaction, consumption, work, activity and interests that describe how a person spends their time. The following are common elements of lifestyle.
The traditions and shared experiences valued by a group. For example, the holidays, pastimes, music and art that you enjoy.
Shared expectations of behavior. This includes things like rules of politeness, courtesy and civility that you follow.
Town & Country
The place that you live tends to impact your lifestyle. For example, living in a large cosmopolitan city versus a remote island with an excellent beach.
Your profession and working style. For example, an artist who works at home on their own time versus working on a strict schedule within a system of rules that is beyond your control.
How you get around. For example, a long commute on a highway that is prone to traffic jams versus someone who can walk to work on a pleasant street.
Your behavior as a consumer. For example, a shopaholic versus a minimalist consumer.
Your approach to securing financial resources for the future. For example, living below your means to save and invest conservatively versus aggressive spending and/or risk taking.
The habit of seeking experiences that you view as personally fulfilling in areas such as travel and adventure.
The habit of taking time to explore thoughts and ideas.
Enjoying fictional realities such as reading, films, video games and theme parks.
Religion & Spirituality
Participation in an organized religion and/or pursuit of spirituality.
Your patterns of information consumption such as your internet and reading habits. For example, a person who spends 6 hours a day reading fashion blogs can view this as a significant element of their lifestyle.
Your level of health and efforts to stay or become healthy.
Your level of physical fitness and activity level including participation in sports and recreation.