Whenever the word lifestyle comes to mind, most people’s immediate reaction to it is “bling - bling”, which is a reference to the flashy lifestyle. However, lifestyle in general is not about “bling – bling”, it is the way in which someone lives regardless of social status; upper class, middle class, or lower class. It reflects; physical, social, economic, and psychological needs, wants, and motivations. It is expressed in both work and leisure, and in; activities, attitudes, interests, opinions, values, and income. It is influenced by factors such as health, culture, family, reference groups, and social status. In other words, lifestyle is the set of principles and routines that we use to structure the way in which we live. The quality of our lives, can only be as good or as bad as the structure upon which it is shaped. This structure is what we commonly refer to as lifestyle.
GoodShape's aim is to provide a platform that can be a valuable tool for people to curve out lifestyles that help them make their lives as rewarding and fulfilling as humanly possible. The functionality of the platform is based on the idea of networking people with the common goal of sharing lifestyle ideas and solutions that others can find useful in their quest to curving out a better lifestyle for themselves. With these exchanges flowing, people can then have a stream of lifestyle ideas and solutions to draw on, and a place where they can consult with others about their efficacy and deployment. Think of it as lifestyle ideas and solutions by the people for the people. In other words, GoodShape is an interactive lifestyle platform built for people to interact about and share lifestyle ideas and solutions in order to help foster better ways in which to live, with the idea in mind that “every little helps”.
Overall, life is a journey of self-preservation and self-improvement, “the moment you stop trying to become a better person, is the moment you start to become worse than what you already are.” – Carroll Bryant. It is said that knowledge is power and that one who has knowledge has the power of self-preservation and self-improvement. GoodShape as a platform, offers to help in that endeavor of knowledge by providing a medium for lifestyle ideas and solutions to be exchanged, and also the aids needed to supplement that knowledge in order to continuously and consistently curve out our chosen lifestyles. As always, stay positive, keep looking up, and remember; “Your life can only be as good as your lifestyle”.