By Short Courses Team

10 Steps to Better Life Balance

07 Sep 2017

Only you know what you need to balance your life perfectly, but in case you need a kick-start, here are 10 of our top steps to achieving the best you, you can be!

1. Get enough sleep

According to the Sleep Health Foundation, adults from the age of 26 need about 7-9 hours of sleep per night. This may vary from person to person, however, getting enough sleep means you'll be performing at your best every day.

2. Laugh more

Laughter is the best medicine. Laughter can trigger a number of positive physical and emotional changes in the body including; strengthening your immune system, boosting your mood, decreasing pain and protecting you from the damaging effects of stress. The best parts about laughter is it's free and completely natural.

3. Eat a balanced diet

The National Health and Medical Research Council says eating a balanced diet is vital for good health and well-being. Food provides our bodies with the essential energy, vitamins, minerals and nutrients to live, grow and function properly. We also need a wide variety of foods so our body can benefit from different macro-nutrient groups. A balanced diet decreases the risk of many diet-related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes.

4. Exercise regularly

There are so many health benefits of incorporating regular exercise into your day, like reducing your risk of several health conditions such as; cardiovascular disease. There are also well-being benefits like improving your energy levels, releasing feel-good hormones like endorphins and eliminating stress and worry. Try going for a walk on your lunch break, you'll feel great afterwards.

5. Make every moment count

Have you ever heard someone say 'life is too short to worry? When you adopt this mentality your perspective on life will change, you'll start to do things you were once afraid of. Every moment in your life is precious so make it count.

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6. Declutter and simplify your surroundings

A tidy mind gives you room to think. This is about figuring out what you truly need to survive and doing away with all the other stuff that just clutters up your life. Once you start to simplify what is in your life you can start to really prioritise what is important to you and working towards those goals.

7. Express yourself like no one is looking

Can you think of one moment in your life where you let go of your fear, worry and anxiety and danced like no one is looking? Did it make you feel happy? Life is supposed to be about happiness and your happiness should be of utmost importance, so throw caution to the wind and express yourself like no one is looking.

8. Tell your friends and family you love them every day

There isn't a better feeling than knowing you are loved. Tell those you love every day what they mean to you. You'll not only make them feel good but you'll make yourself feel good.

9. Do something for someone else

This could be as simple as opening a door for someone or letting your colleague into the lift before you. It's these kind gestures and courtesies that are sometimes most meaningful to others. The world would be a better place if there were more kindness in it.

10. Never stop learning

Never stop learning because life never stops teaching. There is no such thing as being too old to learn something new, science says that lifelong learning is good for brain health and can help prevent such diseases as Dementia.

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Make it a habit

Just for good measure. Research suggests it takes about 66 days to form a habit, the longer you're at it the stronger the habit.

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