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Developing life skills with the NDIS: Lifestyle

We’ve already talked about the importance and benefits of establishing a health and exercise routine, being social and pursuing employment in previous blog posts. Now it’s time to combine these all together to focus on establishing a lifestyle that allows you to thrive.


A happy and fulfilled lifestyle is made up of daily activities and habits. Focusing on the tasks you do daily and ensuring that there is an element of joy and satisfaction in your day is key. It’s important to remember that even though the goal is to have a happy lifestyle it doesn’t mean you have to be happy all the time. It’s okay to have down days - that’s part of being human!


Below we’ve outlined areas to focus on that are the building blocks to a fulfilled lifestyle.



Shopping


Happiness doesn’t come from material things, but it is nice to buy things that can make you feel good. Whether its a new outfit in your favourite colour, a book you’ve been dying to read or a meal at the new restaurant in town, spending money on things that you enjoy is a great way to get the most out of your lifestyle.


Shopping is also a great way to socialize, get involved with the local community and even get some gentle exercise in!



Hobbies


Who doesn’t love hobbies? They’re a great place to direct your passion and energy, and depending on the hobby can be quite social.


You may enjoy a good game of chess, painting, floral arrangements, comics, fishing, birdwatching, walking… the options are endless. Spending time on hobbies is an important part of enjoying your lifestyle.


Getting creative and spending time with friends while doing something you love? It’s a win-win situation in our eyes!



Household chores and activities


We spend a lot of time at home (more now than ever), so getting involved around the house is a good way to stay occupied and build a positive lifestyle.


You might be a whizz on the vacuum cleaner, enjoy hanging out the laundry or spending your afternoons folding socks and undies while you catch up on Netflix. Whatever it is, contributing to household chores is a normal part of building a sustainable lifestyle.


Gardening is also a great activity you can do around the house. Whether you’re looking after lush indoor plants or planting a veggie patch in the back garden, there is nothing more fulfilling than watching your hard work pay off!


Developing an enjoyable and sustainable lifestyle doesn’t happen overnight. You’ll probably go through lots of trial and error while trying to establish a great routine that combines both responsibility and enjoyment. Trust us though - it’s worth investing time into figuring out how you want to live your best life!


Want to find out how your NDIS plan can support your lifestyle to the max? Reach out to the team at Bright plan management today!


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