The true meaning of life may be achieved by practicing the pure lifestyle. These are the some important suggestions that can improve one's lifestyle:
Meditation: Get up at 4 a.m. daily. This is Brahmamuhurta which is extremely favorable for meditation. Sit on Padma Asana for meditation for half an hour, facing the East or the North. Increase the period gradually till three hours. Take light physical exercises as walking etc., regularly. Do twenty Pranayamas.
Dietetic Discipline: Take Sattvic food Suddha Ahara (pure diet). Light and easy to digest vegetarian food are Suddha Ahara or Sattvic food. Give up Non-Vegetarian foods and alcoholic drinks. Observe moderation in diet (Mitahara). Make a habit of thanking to God and offering the food to needy person before consuming it.
Svadhyaya: Study systematically the Gita, Ramayana, Vedas, Upanishads, the Koran, the Bible, Zend Avesta, the Tripitakas, the Granth Sahib, etc., from half an hour to one hour daily will help you in keeping clean thoughts (Suddha Vichara).
Energy Cultivation: Observe silence (Mouna) for a hour daily and two to three hours on Sundays. Observe celibacy according to your age and circumstances. Restrict the indulgence to once a month.
Ethical Culture: Speak the Truth. Speak little. Speak kindly. Speak sweetly. Do not injure anyone in thought, word or deed. Be kind to all. Be sincere, straightforward and open-hearted in your talks and dealings. Do not accept any money, things or favour unless earned lawfully. Control fits of anger by serenity, patience, love, mercy and tolerance. Forget and forgive.