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Making Changes In Your Life

MAKING CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE Do you want to be fitter and healthier, improve your personal finances and create a better work-life balance? This infographic offers tips and advice to help you achieve your goals! TIP 1 TIP 2 HEALTH WORK/LIFE BALANCE Exercise Proven to boost energy, improve mood and increase concentration levels. Raise your heart rate, ideally 3 to 4 times a week, by going for a lunchtime run or brisk walk. Unplug Turn off email notifications when you leave work and don't send emails when you're out with family or friends. Leave your work at work and enjoy your own time. Plan downtime Maintain a healthy diet Food has a direct impact on cognitive performance. Replace sugary/fatty foods with healthier alternatives,such as fruit and nuts, to keep your blood sugar levels stable. Schedule some 'me' time into the diary. Whether it's a date night with your partner, time with the kids, a soak in the bath or a catch up with your mates. Relax & reflect Work smart, not long Struggle to switch off after work? Try meditation - this doesn't mean sitting cross "Working hard' doesn't always mean working long hours, nor does it always mean you're being productive. Be efficient in how you work to save time and stress. legged and chanting; controlled, deep breathing helps clear your mind and de-stress. TIP 3 TIP 4 CAREER MOTIVATION Establish a game plan Make a note of your goals and what you want to achieve. Set yourself a realistic timeframe and think of the small steps your goal requires in order for you to succeed. Make it known Communicate with your manager your desire to learn, develop and grow within the business. Agree a development plan and stick to it. Make use of any training. Be open to oppourtunity Don't remain stagnant. If there aren't any opportunities within your current position, think about where you would like to be in a year and work towards that goal. Find a role model You will, no doubt, work with or know people who inspire you professionally and personally. Learn by their example and feel empowered to follow in their footsteps. Think positive Access your allies Leverage the support of those you know. The networks and contacts you have can provide useful insights and advice in helping you achieve your goals. Steer clear of negativity, it will drain you of energy and sap your enthusiasm. Have a positive mental attitude (PMA) and surround yourself with positive people. TIP 5 TIP 6 COMMUTE FINANCES Be prepared Prepare your lunch and clothes the night before work, so you are in less of a rush in the morning. This helps reduce stress and allows you more time with your family. Make a budget Plan out your incomings and outgoings each month. Start by deducting essential costs such as rent, bills and food, then allowances for leisure and savings. Share the load Manage how and where you spend Car share with colleagues, if your situation allows it. By splitting the journey so you only drive 2 or 3 times a week, you can relax on the way into work and socialise. Whether it's grocery shopping or utility bills, think ahead to the things you'll need to pay for and search to find the best deal. This can help to make significant savings. Mix it up Set financial goals Escape the stress of morning traffic gridlock by taking the train or bus. Alternatively, enjoy the health benefits associated with cycling to work. Setting targets with your money helps you to forecast ahead better. After you've made a budget for your necessities, set aside a target figure to save or invest each month. Brought to you by BGL Group Sources jobs.bglgroup.co.uk www.theguardian.com www.dalymal.co.uk O Follow us @The_BGLGroup O Like us at 'BGL Group O Follow us at 'BGL Group www.forbes.com www.time.com group www.webmd.com

Making Changes In Your Life

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