Tips for Staying Grounded Amongst a Busy Lifestyle

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Tips for Staying Grounded Amongst a Busy Lifestyle

Life is busy, and it can be hard to keep up, let alone do all the right things you know will help improve your health and well-being. This is exactly what makes it so important to take steps to remain grounded and well. Here are our top tips for staying grounded when life gets busy.

1. Time for yourself

Whether it’s a relaxing bath, reading a good book, learning a new skill or finishing a project, be sure to put time aside for something you enjoy.

2. Laughter & fun

Hang out with a friend who loves to tell jokes, watch a comedy, or do something that makes you laugh. It helps reduce anxiety. Even a smile can lower your heart rate. Laughter really is the best medicine!

3. Sleep

We all need sleep, and getting adequate sleep is great for your overall well-being. Poor sleep can result in impaired decision making.

4. Exercise

Time can be a big factor in preventing us from exercising regularly. Try to schedule it into your day. Keeping active helps release endorphins and serotonin, which improve your mood and helps to release stress.

5. Nature & sunshine

Experts believe that getting some Vitamin D each day helps elevate your mood. Getting out in nature is also said to increase your well-being and energy levels. Head to the beach, take a hike in the bush or go for a stroll to your local park.

6. Eat well

Following a healthy pattern of eating is linked to lowering stress, improving sleep, greater concentration and better mood. Eat a wide variety of foods from the different food groups, and be sure to drink plenty of water.

7. Connection

Sometimes, life gets in the way of spending time with those who are important to us or getting out and meeting new people. Make a phone call, arrange a day out with a friend, take up a sport, wave to a neighbour or smile at a stranger. Connections with others can help boost your mood and lower your stress. Now in a world of more virtual connections, this is more important than ever!

8. Make plans

Be it a holiday, day trip or some fun with a friend or family, have something to look forward to. Get planning! It’s a great way to boost your mood.

9. It's okay to say no

You can certainly spread yourself too thin if you make too many commitments. It can get tough when requests for your time are coming from all directions – work, family, friends, children, community etc. Valuing your time and prioritising can help. Try saying no when you next feel overwhelmed with all that’s “on your plate!”

10. Music & dance

Music is great for the soul and will definitely bring much happiness after a “tough day at the office.” Music can even be used for relaxation or to aid sleep. Go on and have a dance party in the lounge room with your kids, partner or housemate.

If the busyness of life is starting to impact you, you can come visit Kenmore Clinics for a mental health consultation.

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