2016 was a rather formidable year, with the world seeing vast amounts of change both politically and economically from wars to elections. Whilst these major events are for the most part out of our control, we can look forward to the New Year and truly see what we can do to enrich our own lives.
Every year the team at Ray White Double Bay like to sit down and really think of new ways we can all better our lives. Here are some tips on making 2017 a brilliant one with these simple, yet effective resolutions:
- Set Goals: Sit down and truly think of what you want and where you are going. Steven Covey of ‘The 7 habits of highly successful people’ says “Be proactive”, and “goal setting is a great way to drag yourself out of a rut and start becoming more proactive”.
- Hydrate: Drink 8 glasses of water and 1 glass of red wine per day. Modern science has proven that being hydrated is vital to a healthy body – this goes without saying, but the more interesting part is that consumption of red wine in moderation has been proven to lower cholesterol, stave off heart disease and basically help you “chill out” and stress as we all know is the biggest killer in modern civilisation.
- Exercise: From jogging to yoga or even a simple stroll on the beach, exercise has been shown to reduce the stress producing hormone cortisol and release serotonin (the happy hormone). 30 minutes, three times a week is all that is required.
- Smile: It’s free and contagious