5 Steps to Leading your own Extraordinary Life
We live in an increasingly consumer oriented society, where financial wealth, corporate success and 15 minutes of fame are considered keys to happiness. Sure, these things are all desirable, but we’re well aware of the fact that they don’t spell fulfillment.
So how can you take steps towards a more rewarding life? Read on for our guide to leading an extraordinary existence, no matter who you are, where you live or how high your credit card limits.
Take control of your career
Say goodbye to stress by taking control of your career and moving towards a ‘work from home’ arrangement. According to a study from Staples, employees who worked from home experienced 25% less stress than their office based counterparts. Not to mention the ability to maintain a better work/life balance and healthier eating patterns. Of course, working from home isn’t always a literal reference. Today, communal work spaces are becoming a wildly popular option for independent employees in search of a vibrant community feel and inspiration on-tap.
Supercharge your diet
You are what you eat. It may sound cliché but when it comes to leading a happy and healthy life, this old chestnut has never been truer. If you want to boost your energy levels and get your body glowing from the inside out, packing your diet full of nutritious eats is a must. Forget hitting up the processed food aisles. Instead, raid Mother Nature’s pantry for a plethora of goodies that are packed full of natural nutrients, vitamins, anti-oxidants and more.
It’s been proven time and time again that a positive mindset works wonders for the body and soul. Research has shown that a positive mindset increases life expectancy, lowers depression, boosts the immune system, minimises the risk of cardiovascular disease and arms individuals with better coping skills during hardships and times of stress. Here’s how! Every day, make a mental list of things you’re grateful for. This will help you appreciate what you have, and instantaneously improve your mood as a result. Stop comparing yourself to others, be forgiving and never forget to slow down and take the time to smell the roses. Still need more reasons to keep a smile on your dial? A recent study published in Psychology and Aging confirmed that smiling can shave years of your appearance!
Be more, consume less
Our consumer obsessed culture has led us to believe that possessions and financial wealth are the secret to happiness. As a team of self-confessed hippies, we know this ain’t true. Rather than mindlessly consume, take the time to think about how you experience life, how you can grow as a person and most importantly, how you can enrich the lives of others.
See the world
Broaden your horizons, open your eyes and experience a side of the world you’ve never seen before. We guarantee it will enrich your life by tenfold. Think you need a bank account full of cash to get out there and start exploring? Think again. Sure, far flung destinations can throw you out of your comfort zone but that doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty of action to soak up close to home. Whether it’s a camping adventure to the countryside, an inner city mini break or even just a day trip to a nearby destination you’ve never been before, there’s no reason why you can’t inject your life with a little adventure.
Ready to live life to the fullest?