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5 tips to improve your wellbeing and quality of life

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  1. Eat a Balanced Diet

Sleep alone is not going to give you the required benefits. You need to eat a healthy and balanced diet and ensure your body receives enough nutrition. The food you consume determines how healthy your inner system is. Moreover, it also helps in determining your emotional health and mental illnesses such as depression.

 

  1. Expose Your Body to Sunlight

Vitamin D deficiency leads to several problems such and Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. When you are exposed to sunlight, it causes the release of endorphins also called ‘happiness hormones’ that is responsible for the productivity of the brain.

 

  1. Learn to Live in the Present

The biggest reason for experiencing mood swings, depression and anxiety are when a person remains stuck in past events. Negative self-talking such as ‘why people did this to me’ steal not only the happiness but make the person miss opportunities that the present moment tires to offer.

 

  1. Deal with Stress

Although it is difficult to avoid stress nowadays, however, it is definitely possible to deal with it. It is very important to learn to deal with stress in a smart and effective way. For that, try to avoid the situations that cause stress. If your stress is unmanageable, note down the causes of stress as well as what actions can you take to improve your reaction, mood, and even situation?

 

  1. Exercise Daily

When you remain physically active and exercise daily, your blood flow improves in your entire body. With the increased blood flow, the number of oxygen increases and you feel more energetic, fresh and mentally active. Exercises and physical activities are more important if you are an office worker. Exercise not only ensures our body remains fit but also keeps your mind healthy as well. 

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Best Australian festivals to visit in 2022 and 2023 (Part A)

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  1. Vivid Sydney – May 27 to June 18, 2022 

Vivid is famous for turning Sydney into a nocturnal playground, illuminating the Harbour City’s best-known buildings with incredible free lightshows. But there’s much more to it than that: a program of talks and big ideas, and live music from the likes of Marcia Hines and Cate Le Bon.

 

  1. Broken Heel Festival – September 18-12, 2022

The best-named event on this list, Broken Hill’s Broken Heel Festival celebrates the anniversary of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert with a smorgasbord of drag-themed fun. Fabulous is the key word here, with the nation’s leading drag queens and kings taking over the town with cabaret, comedy, live music, markets and a giant parade down the main drag.

 

  1. National Cherry Festival – December 4, 2022

The southern NSW town of Young hosts a huge tribute to the cherry once a year. Live music, fireworks and outdoor dining are a given, but it’s the pip-spitting and pie-eating contests that keep visitors coming back. 

 

  1. RISING – June 1-12, 2022

Starting on the first night of winter, Melbourne’s Rising festival has been three years in the making. Though it takes place across the city, one of the key places to visit will be The Wilds, a riot of sculpture, performance, kids’ events, international food and an ice rink in the Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

 

 

  1. Falls Festival – December 2022 to January 2023

It’s been a rough couple of years for Falls. Bushfires and the pandemic have meant the Victorian version of the music festival has been cancelled three years in a row. But now it’s back at a new site, Pennyroyal Plains in Murroon, two hours from Melbourne. If you want to party your way into 2023, there’s no better place.

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5 steps in writing an effective e-mail

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  1. Keep your e-mails short

Less is more. The shorter you can keep your e-mail while still relaying your message or question the better. At most we suggest no more than three paragraphs of text.

 

  1. Make the subject line clear and easy to read

The subject of the e-mail should contain enough information to let the recipient know the contents of an e-mail.

 

  1. Make the e-mail personal

Always include the name or alias of the e-mail recipient. If you want the e-mail to be even more personal include your real name in the e-mail as well.

 

  1. Watch your spelling and grammar

E-mail with spelling and other grammatical errors tells the reader it’s not that important. Always spell check, keep the below suggestions in mind, and proofread the e-mail before sending it out.

– Always use proper punctuation and capitalization.

– Never use shorthand or acronyms people don’t understand.

– Do not WRITE IN ALL CAPS; it gives the impression you’re YELLING.

 

  1. Use a clean signature

Signatures is an effective method of displaying your contact information at the bottom of e-mails. However, follow e-mail signature etiquette when creating a signature.

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5 incredible ways to experience the outdoors (Part B)

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  1. Croc Spotting

Home to the world’s biggest population of  wild crocodiles, there’s nowhere better than   the NT to take the family to spot a croc. See a  salty in its natural habitat on a boat tour of  Mary River Wetlands. 

 

  1. Cradle Mountain

You don’t have to hike up Cradle Mountain to have an epic Tassie adventure. There are a tonne of family-friendly trails at the base, including the fairy-tale-like Enchanted Walk. You don’t need a guide and can pack a picnic lunch to make it easy on the budget. Don’t forget a raincoat. 

 

  1. Mungo National Park

Mix history with an awe-inspiring landscape with a visit to Mungo National Park, NSW. Aboriginal people have been connected to this desert for 40,000 years and you can learn about its cultural significance on a tour with an Aboriginal ranger.

 

  1. Little Blue Lake

For a magical experience of another kind, make your way to Little Blue Lake on South Australia’s Limestone Coast for a swim in the sapphire sinkhole at Mount Schank. 

 

  1. Capilano Suspension Bridge

Every Aussie heading to Canada’s west coast has to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park at least once. It’s iconic, with seven suspended footbridges through a forest. A highlight is the environmentally sensitive and slightly unnerving Cliffwalk. It’s best suited to children from primary school age.

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