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4 Habits To Achieving Success Through A Balanced Lifestyle

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4 Habits You Need to Adopt to Achieve Balance

Admit it. Someone has said you need more balance in your life. You’ve heard ‘you work too hard,’ more times than you care to remember and it’s become as easy to ignore as your lunch break.

Truth is, balance is a necessity. The best bit? The truth doesn’t have to hurt.

Here are 4 habits you need to adopt to help you achieve success through a balanced life:

 

1. Taking a lunch break

Probably the easiest to avoid for the hard worker, taking a break has seemingly become synonymous with lack of dedication. It isn’t. Too many of us are skipping lunch in favour of dining al-desko, despite tons of evidence suggesting a break is good for you.

Putting aside the fact it avoids a crumb-laced keyboard, escaping your desk improves your productivity. You’ll be far more susceptible to procrastination if you stay glued to a monitor all day, so if you really can’t afford to take an hour, take 20 minutes.

Over half of the successful women surveyed in Eventa’s study fit a lunchbreak into their daily routine, so there’s no need to feel guilty for doing the same.

“I never dreamed about success I worked for it” – Estee Lauder

2. Watching television

We can’t advocate hours spent spaced-out in front of the box, but the way we watch TV has changed; making it a healthier – and easier – habit to fit around a busy lifestyle.

Television has been blamed for obesity and laziness, but the miracle of catch-up TV now means we are not slaves to the screen. We no longer have to commit to a specific time, for a specific period; it’s easy to fit small chunks of entertainment – thanks to Netflix and Sky+ – around your schedule.

Evidence has also emerged watching a crime drama is good for your brain as it challenges audiences to keep up with complicated storylines and aids memory by encouraging you to remember cliff-hanger endings from the episode before.

With shows like The Following, True Detective and The Killing all proving popular at the moment, it’s as good an excuse as any to take time out in front of the television.

 

3. Booking a holiday

Reportedly, 40% of Americans aren’t planning on taking all of their allocated holiday. More concerning, is their reasoning is often fear of being replaced. A holiday is your legal right.

Holidays are necessary for recovery. When you relax, your brain focuses on embedding skills you’ve already learnt. So lying on the beach could be an effective way of understanding that new process you were struggling with in the office last week.

Day dreaming is great for creativity and problem solving too. Since the typical hard worker isn’t likely to be doing this often, a relaxing holiday, full of new cultures and cuisines, will provoke fresh ideas.

“Don’t confuse having a career with having a life” – Hillary Clinton

4. Starting a hobby

Picking up a new hobby is a great way to inject something enjoyable into your life and give you a break from work.

The routine of committing to a regular task or attending weekly classes aids time management skills. Depending on the hobby, you’ll also meet new, likeminded people, or have the chance to spend more time with friends wanting to join in.

If it’s exercise related, the added health benefits can’t be ignored, and most hobbies are excellent for stress relief . By focusing on this, your mind gets time to enjoy something new.

Still adamant you can’t commit hours a week to a hobby? Start with half an hour every few days – we know you can find this somewhere – before building it up.

 

Next time you’re stopping yourself taking on something new or enjoying a break, because you think it’ll impact your likelihood to achieve, think again. Success is all about balance!

Thank you for reading my article! I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!

Sebastian is a content composer at RocketMill, with previous experience in social media and brand reputation. He spends a lot of time playing team sports or catching up on his favourite TV series. If you would like to see more about the routines of successful women, check out this digital asset that shows more - http://www.eventa.co.uk/real-daily-routines-of-successful-women

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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