The secret to leading a happy and fulfilled life is to do things that are good for your soul. And it starts with living your way

Life can get busy. In fact, it can be so demanding that we forget about the things that matter the most – mental and physical wellbeing. A study conducted by Ipsos Global and Reuters showed that up to 53% of South Africa’s workforce does not take its allotted annual leave.

This can add to unnecessary stress that could have been avoided. Here are a few ways you can minimise stress and live your best life. 


Mediation is a great way to clear your mind, forget about the stresses of daily life and get in tune with your inner self. Not everyone can master the science of clearing their mind, but there are many apps that can help you do so. Take some time out in the morning to meditate or if it works better to do it at night, go ahead. It makes a world of difference. 

Take a road trip

Reliving exciting memories about a fun trip you had is something money cannot buy. And let’s be honest, the regular hustle and bustle of work and not having enough savings can make you find an excuse not to travel. But you don’t need to save thousands of rands for a fun experience. Book your trip during off-peak seasons, which is usually between April and June and then between August and October. The Chic Collection suggests that the prices of flights and accommodation drop by at least 40%. This saves you a considerable sum of money and will prevent you from standing in long queues when sight-seeing. If you need some inspiration regarding which places to travel to, here are the top 5 road trip destinations in SA.

Take care of insurance

Life can be stressful. The last thing you need is an additional hiccup that forces you to replace an item that could have been covered by your insurance. If you’re taking your car on a road trip, take comfort in the fact that in the unfortunate event of an accident, you will still be covered. Whether you’re taking a trip with your car and you require car insurance, or you’ll want to cover your valuables at home with home insurance, at the end of the day, you need peace of mind. 

Practice self-care

Read that book that’s been on your shelf for months and take an extra-long bubble bath. Many of us focus so much on our relationships with colleagues, friends and family that we often forget about the one person that matters most: ourselves. Take time out during the week to spend time with yourself. And if you’re going to finally catch-up on your favourite series, go ahead. The more you check-in with yourself, the happier you will be!

At the end of the day, if you continue to live your way, you’ll have a much more optimistic outlook on life. And when this happens, you’ll see how easy it is to spread positivity around you too! 

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