The Life Foundations Nexus
THE BEST LIFESTYLE
By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
“The Lord directs us to make the maintenance of happiness a part of our lives.” Dr. Michael J. Bisconti
One of the guiding principles of this plan is to keep things as simple as possible. Therefore, this plan talks more about those few things that account for 99% of the maintenance of happiness and talks less about the multitude of things that account for 1% of the maintenance of happiness. In addition, this plan is as brief as possible.
Another guiding principle is that a best lifestyle plan can always be improved. Therefore, this plan will constantly be updated. Many sources of information have been and continue to be consulted and new sources are continually being added. Key sources of information are listed at the end of this web page.
The number attached to each item rates its value with respect to maintaining happiness. The rating scale is from 1 to 10. “1” indicates least value. “10” indicates greatest value. On the subject of happiness, the Bible carries the most weight. As more information is obtained, the rating of an item may change. Please note that a rating lower than 10 still means that you should be concerned about the rated item. Also, the ratings of items we know will never change are preceded by the globe symbol, “ž.” Finally, priority numbers after ratings (e.g., “priority 1”) indicate the order of priority of priority-numbered items only.
ž Salvation (rated 10)
Read our How To Get To Heaven page.
Ask God to show you how to maintain happiness. God is greater than any “Best Lifestyle Plan.”
Fulfill your responsibilities.
ž Altruism – Helping Others (rated 10) – (priority 2)
ž Health (rated 10)
Follow our “Healthy Lifestyle Plan.” Read our Health page.
ž Mental Health (rated 10)
Follow our “Mentally Healthy Lifestyle Plan.” Read our Mental Health page.
ž Financial Health (rated 10)
Follow our “Financially Healthy Lifestyle Plan.” Read our Money page.
ž Knowledge (rated 10)
ž Spiritual Beliefs (rated 10)
Though rated 9 as far as their contribution to mental health is concerned, spiritual beliefs are rated 10 for their contribution to happiness. Here are some spiritual beliefs:
· God loves people.
· Every person has the opportunity to be granted a place in heaven.
· It is good to love God.
· Jesus Christ is the Son of God.
· Jesus Christ paid for our sins.
· God reveals his will in the Bible.
· The Holy Spirit gives Christians power to live righteous lives.
ž Glory (rated 10)
Glory is manifest excellence. Romans 2:7 says: “To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life….”
ž Honor (rated 10)
Honor is deserved recognition. Romans 2:7 says: “To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life….”
ž Immortality (rated 10)
Immortality is everlasting completeness. Romans 2:7 says: “To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, eternal life….”
Read our Chastity page.