Tips for getting more balance in your life

TheVenueShop.com | Ultimate Conferences Brisbane Client Event on September 15 2016, co-hosted with Stamford Plaza Brisbane, The Styled Group and Be Challenged“Balance is not something you find, it's something you create” ― Jana Kingsford,

Maintaining a healthy balance in life is not only essential for well-being & happiness, but can be an enormous boost to your productivity, career or business success too. A well-balanced person has a far greater ability to focus their attention & energy on attaining their goals, taking productive actions & moving forward in a meaningful way.

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LIFE TIP: Ageing Well

MMA Life Tip - Ageing WellGeorge E Vaillant MD (Research Psychiatrist & Psychoanalyst) studied 824 people from birth to old age. His "top 6 most important list" to age well:

6. Exercise.
5. Nutrition.
4. Take Holidays.
3. Sleep Well.
2. Have passions outside of work.
1. “Have people that love you” - Stay connected

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3 Tips for More Focus and Less Stress

3 tips for more focus and less stressSimple ways to get the most from every day... & yourself as well! 

Did you know? Researchers have recently named Event Planning as the 5th most stressful occupation?

The vast majority of us are under some sort of stress. Make no mistake. Part of the problem is that we've become so used to it - it doesn't seem like a big deal.

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Help protect your posture

1300TheVenueSHop - MMA Life Tip - Tips on PostureThere is one straightforward step we can all take to protect our posture.

Simply stand and sit as tall as you can.

As well as looking impressive, when people sit or stand to their full height, they extend their back and shoulder muscles and include their abdominal and neck muscles in taking their proper share of the postural load.

Start by ‘being tall’ for a minute at a time and gradually build up until it becomes habitual.

Being ‘tall’ maintains postural strength and will help prevent the two most common problems, shoulder hunching and excessive arching of the lower back.

Another good reminder is, try not to hunch before lunch!

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LIFE TIP: Make the decision to do it tonight!

1300TheVenueShop - MMA Blog - Exercise in the morningAnyone can exercise when you feel like it, its when you don’t feel like it and you do you achieve the greatest results.

There are many advantages to exercise in general, however here are 4 advantages of morning exercise.

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LIFE TIP: A sticky situation

MMA Life Tip and 1300TheVenueShop

A man who’d been left by his wife was speeding. Foolishly, he tried to outrun a pursuing police car but was eventually hauled in and pulled over.

The policeman surprised the speeder when he said, “you were going way too fast, but I collect excuses and if you can offer me one that I haven’t heard before, I’ll let you off with a warning.”

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LIFE TIP: Educate others by not always answering

Have you ever stood in front of your microwave, thinking, "c’mon, c’mon - I haven’t got all minute!"

Do you actually have more time now than before you had a mobile phone?

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LIFE TIP: Plant something and enjoy watching it grow.

It’s exciting to watch any child grow, and a unique life experience to watch your own children grow...

So don’t miss it!

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LIFE TIP: Top up your Mojo

Some people like to think of themselves as having an aura of positive energy, or ‘Mojo’. Meeting someone upbeat & interested in you adds to your Mojo as does a workout or relaxation session, while arduous tasks & negative people can detract from it.

Unfortunately, life has its inevitable share of Mojo sapping moments.  That’s why it’s very important to keep topping up your Mojo.  
 
Top up your Mojo with good friends, positive meetings, fun, games, exercise, music, healthy challenges, quiet reflection, laughter, holidays, deeply held beliefs & someone special to hug.

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LIFE TIP: Time for YOU!

Start next week with a 'time budget' by locking in, in advance at least a couple of hours to invest with your friends, exercise, hobbies and other passions!

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LIFE TIP: Many people crave recognition

 

 

They become extremely frustrated when they don’t receive the accolades or prestige they believe their performances and achievements warrant.   If this is you and you don’t keep this tendency in check, you will become driven by this need and progressively more critical and jealous of others.

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LIFE TIP: Unsure what to do this festive break?

3 suggestions this festive break from Mischief, Motivation, AttitudeHere are 3 suggestions for a fabulous festive season from our friends at Mischief, Motivation, Attitude....

1.   Disconnect, even if only for a little while.  Go back in time and switch off your phone for a day, a half day or even an hour.  Enjoy the liberation of knowing you DEFINITELY wont get a call.

2.   Have a play day.  Learn from the innocence of children and just go play.  Play is it’s own reward.  You are not looking to get fitter, stronger or achieve a score or a better time, just go and have some fun…and do your absolute best not to feel guilty about it.

3.  Connect with friends.  Pick a friend you’ve lost touch with or haven’t spent enough time with in 2014.  Reach out to them and set up a get together.  Surrounding yourself with good people keeps us young…and one thing in life we can never have too many of is good friends!

Merry Christmas and safe travels... x

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LIFE TIP: Ageing well

What are the 6 most important things in ensuring you age well?  The most comprehensive study ever conducted by Professor George Vaiilant has identified them in the following order.

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LIFE TIP: Joy means different things to different people...

JOY...  

For some people joy is spending all morning curled up in a nice warm comfy bed
For others it is catching up with friends
Or perhaps hiking in the cold wet wilderness
 
For some people joy is cooking a big dinner for loved ones
For others, it is going out to eat
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LIFE TIP: For those who believe in Karma...


"If you want to be successful in life, do favours for people"

But, what’s in it for you?
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LIFE TIP: “That which does not come from the heart, does not easily reach the heart”

Nothing is more inspiring or persuasive than true passion

Nothing is more inspiring or persuasive than true passion. 
You just cannot fake sincerity but you certainly can put people off by trying to...  

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LIFE TIP: A Compelling "Y"

A Compelling "Y" 

'Someone with a watch will always know the time, but someone with two watches can never be sure!'  

People often ask us for tips to help them stay motivated...

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Clarion Hotel on Canterbury

A huge success... and lunch was amazing!!

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley "Wanted to say thank you so much for the great service and your patience with all our changes throughout. We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect! (Well maybe the coffee machine struggled to keep up with us, but overall, everything was great). The venue set up and lunch was great - the buffet really enjoyable, especially the variety of catering offered.

Fudge by Rich

Absolutely delicious, beautifully packaged...

Fudge by Rich As always, absolutely delicious with amazing feedback from all who tried the product! Beautifully packaged up for us, delivery process fast and reliable, and Nicole couldn't have been more helpful in turning around such a large order on such short notice ensuring we had everything needed for the trade show... Think I have a new favourite flavour too, the Rocky Road is to die for!!

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

What a professional events team...

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach "The events team at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach are truly professionals at what they do. The organisation in particular of the banquets team - always so helpful and ensure that our seminars run smoothly. The only minor suggestion that I would make is more labels to indicate the types salads and sandwiches that are on offer on lunch buffets."

Rydges Bankstown

Suited our brief perfectly... staff could not do enough for us!

Rydges Bankstown "Rydges Bankstown suited our brief perfectly: close to our sites, an abundance of parking and a great function room with natural lighting. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I am sure we will use this venue again."

VictorsFood

An absolute blast - can't wait to try another amazing VictorsFood experience!

VictorsFood “VictorsFood made our event a truly memorable one. Every one of our team members had an absolute blast making pizzas together with the fun and enthusiastic chefs… We can’t wait to try another one of VictorsFoods' amazing experiences!”

Mantra Bell City

I really appreciated the attention to detail & communication...

Mantra Bell City "Whilst I do not attend these meetings to see the room in person, I certainly had no complaints from any of my management team (no news good news!) The communication from the event co-ordinator in particular was excellent prior to our meeting. It was organised at short notice and she showed such high attention to detail which I really appreciated."

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Really good quality & great value... best external meeting venue in a while!

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne "The room was appropriately presented, with everything we had requested already in place. Morning tea and lunch were more than ample, and was 'yummy'! Really good quality and great value for money. One of the managers even said it’s been the best external meeting venue he’s been to in a while."

Dockside

The venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none!

Dockside "We held our Staff Christmas party at Dockside this year - the venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none. From the moment I booked the venue, the service was fantastic. The event organiser kept in contact throughout the year, reminding when things needed to be done. Everything went smoothly on the night of the party, the food was amazing, the staff were excellent & the event manager on the night bent over backwards to help with...

Yarra Valley Estate

Excellent food, fantastic spaces to relax & network, country hospitality - we'll definitely be back again!

Yarra Valley Estate Our team really enjoyed the time spent at Yarra Valley Conference Centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the spaces for the group to relax and network after a hard day's conferencing were fantastic and very well utilised!