Advertising feature: Healthy living 2018

Day to day life can be taxing.

UNWIND: Taking time for yourself is one the best things you can do for your mind and body.

UNWIND: Taking time for yourself is one the best things you can do for your mind and body.

Ask someone how they are, and you’ll often hear “busy”.  With the stress of juggling work, family, study, relationships and housework  we get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life with no time left for ourselves.

If that sounds like you then this is the magazine for you. We’ve done all the hard work, sourced some of the best bits of advice and turned to the experts for guidance, to bring you the best information to make 2018 your year.

Often, we are so concerned with our to-do-lists that we forget about how important it is to relax, unwind and enjoy a moment of solitude.

But such time is important in order to avoid things like stress, fatigue and burnout. Quality time by yourself helps to maintain a healthy emotional well-being and balance in life. So how do we find time to relax?

Schedule it into your calendar like you do with anything else, plan for it, don’t feel guilty about it and enjoy every minute of it, your mind, body and family will thank you for it.

Plan a weekend off months ahead so you don’t end up filling it with other obligations. Find an afternoon once or twice a month where you can escape to the movies, read a book in the sunshine or take a walk along the beach .

If you have children organise with friend to have them for an afternoon each so you both have scheduled time out.

Try to pick half an hour each day to do whatever you want: take a relaxing bath, go for a jog, or read.You can find half an hour if you schedule for it.

Take your lunch outside, arrive early to an appointment, get up earlier in the morning so you have time to yourself before the day begins.

Often when we find ourselves with an empty hour, we spend time doing chores or we’ll reach for the phone or TV remote. What we actually need is to take these moments to replenish and do something for ourselves.

When you plan some quality time on your own make sure you find a quiet space where you can’t be interrupted.  

It’s hard to recharge your batteries when you are surrounded by other people.  

Get out of the house or find somewhere where you can close the door and get away from it all.

Or take some time to turn the pages and find out how to make this your best year yet

So, sit back, relax and enjoy!