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LighterLife: 6 Top tips for a happier 2015

December 8, 2014 - Health & Nutrition, Lifestyle

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At LighterLife, we believe life is for living, and not beating yourself up over what you haven’t, should or might have done. Make 2015 a year to remember with our 6 ways to become the best possible you…

1) How to thrive in your career
A lot of people are very clear about what they don’t want, or don’t like, in their current job. Instead, try turning the negatives into positives. “I hate being told what to do,” can become: “I want a job where I set my own agenda.” “I don’t want a routine job,” could be: “I want a job with variety.” Try this mental exercise. Imagine you’ve reached the ripe old age of 100. You’re sitting on a beautiful porch gazing out into the sunset. Ask yourself this: “What do you want to look back on?” This exercise takes us out of the realm of now, and frees our brain up for constructive thinking; vital for taking your career from strength to strength.

2) Get moving
To assist your weight loss, set yourself realistic fitness goals. Fit exercise into your busy schedule without the hassle. InstructorLive hosts a variety of 30-60-minute fitness classes online daily, with a live fitness instructor! Classes can be streamed through your laptop, TV, tablet or smartphone via their easy-to-use website for just £5.99 a month. Live classes are also recorded, giving you the freedom to take part whenever it suits you!

3) Keep an achievement diary
Keep track of your thoughts and feelings with a diary. Buy a beautiful new notebook and at the end of the day, every day, write down three things that you’re grateful for. If you’re on LighterLife, recording your thoughts and feelings can help you recognise the times when you feel the need to eat. If you think you’ll forget, log on to Happy Rambles, an online diary that prompts you to fill it in every day.

4) Learn something new
Plenty of research has shown that learning something new helps to boost positivity, and the good news is that it doesn’t have to be like going back to school. Adult education courses have really changed: with stylish cooking courses taking place in top restaurants, theatres opening their doors for writing courses, and innovative bookshops such as London’s School of Life holding lectures on non-traditional subjects like how to have a good conversation, there’s never been a better time to find new inspiration.

5) Look after your sleep
Good sleep habits help you enjoy a calmer, healthier way of life. Even when you feel that all your body wants to do is hibernate, setting the alarm to go off at the same time each day, and going to bed at the same time each night, can help your body regulate its sleep and make you feel a little perkier.

6) Plan your goals
Don’t give yourself too much to reach for. Pick one to three goals that are most important to you, and stick to them. Don’t bother yourself with any other goals until these goals are achieved. Putting 100% effort into a few goals that are important to you, such as losing weight, is much better than spreading yourself thinly and giving just 50% to lots of goals.

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