/Optimal/ (adjective): The best or most favorable; the most satisfactory.
When discussing an “optimal life”, most believe that you mean an “optimized” life. However, while optimization and optimal are related, they aren’t the same. Rather, an optimal life is one in which you define what “the best” looks like and then optimize your life for that vision.
An optimal life means you’re living by intentional design and to the best of your abilities, bringing greater joy, satisfaction and overall meaning. I therefore spend much of my time learning, testing and sharing ways to live life more optimally. For me, optimizing for the following leads to a more enjoyable life:
I focus a lot of my efforts maximizing these life-areas. Because of this, most of the content I create relates to self-improvement, health and wellness, business and career, personal finance, and philosophy. Think of them as breadcrumbs for optimal living.
However, I caution that this is my definition of an optimal life, and I often research, experiment, and share information on topics I’m interested in for myself. I believe my own journey can help yours, but I encourage you to define optimal living for yourself, and then maximize each of your chosen areas.