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Health and Fitness Tip of the Month: Lifestyle


At some point in our lives we have probably all fantasised about what it would be like to travel the world or to have the perfect job/home/car etc. But would we really experience true happiness if these dreams became a reality?

It can be all too easy to become fixated on planning for the future that we forget to enjoy the present. External factors such as money and material items can bring us happiness, but often only temporary. If you want to experience true, lasting happiness, draw your focus away from these artificial elements.

Try not to focus on the bigger picture

Whilst focusing on the bigger picture can sometimes help us to not stress over the small things in life, it is important to get a balance. With social media consuming more and more of our time, it’s now easier than ever to find ourselves comparing our lives to that of celebrities. It only takes a matter of seconds to log onto Instagram and be bombarded with airbrushed celebrity lifestyles. Seeing these seemingly perfect images on a daily basis can be disheartening, but only if you let it. Focusing on what you have rather than what other people have can help you feel more content in your day-to-day life.

Could instant gratification be doing more harm than good?

Thanks to services such as Amazon Prime, anyone can now go online, make a purchase and expect to have it delivered to their door the next day. And it doesn’t end there – with Netflix releasing full TV series’ at a time, you can log on and binge watch an entire series without having to wait each week for a new episode.

Because of this instant gratification everywhere we go, it is easy to become impatient about the things you can’t rush. Your dream job and meaningful connections with the people around you can’t be delivered to your doorstep. These are things you have to work for, and they often take time to achieve. So make sure to appreciate the journey and enjoy the lessons along the way.

For more Health and Fitness Tips, check out last month’s blog post.

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