• Life Goals Made Easy

    Lifestyle |
  • Let’s be honest. Most of us start the year with the best of intentions. Get fit, become a masterchef, be a better friend, the list of resolutions for 2018 is potentially endless.

    What many of us don’t know, however, is there is a life hack that can make all the difference. It’s called convenience. The easier it is to access your chosen pursuit the easier it is to achieve, making the location of a person’s home, now more than ever, fundamental to success.

    Renowned demographer Bernard Salt, says a new tribe of Australians has emerged in recent years. He has named them NETTELS or people with “Not Enough Time To Enjoy Life”.

    This growth in Australia’s time-poor population has compounded the need for convenience.

    Tis the Season to Reassess

    So how do we make life easier and more convenient? Productivity experts are unanimous in their advice - it’s about priorities.

    Global business consulting firm Franklin Covey specialise in performance improvement and changing human behaviour. Leigh Stevens is a senior product architect with the firm and time management expert. He says “extraordinary productivity is not just about time management, it’s about managing your decisions, attention and energy.”

    One of the firm’s guiding principles is to “act on the important”. This seems like a simple guideline, but according to Franklin Covey many people do not take the time to work out what is important to them and what is not important.

    “When setting goals and making decisions people must use personal insight to truly understand their preferences, then they can choose what is important to them,” says Leigh.

    Choose the Life You Want

    Development Director at Mirvac, Nino Bambini explains that Mirvac has over 45 years experience creating communities that give residents the lifestyle they want.

    “Mirvac residents are typically those who place value on having a beautiful home and particular kind of lifestyle,” he says.

    “Mirvac purchasers come for the solid values Mirvac embodies,” says Nino. “They know we take care of the environment, prioritise green spaces and create a haven in which the perfect life-work balance becomes a reality.”

    Throughout Australia Mirvac communities offer a huge range of lifestyle benefits. From a beach as your backyard to a golf course on your doorstep Mirvac knows how to balance building homes that are a private sanctuary, while at the same time giving residents easy access to employment centres, transport and retail hubs.

    Many Mirvac communities are specifically designed to give residents a fresh start to choose a lifestyle they have always dreamed of. Olivine, by Mirvac, in Donnybrook, Victoria, will be a brand new neighbourhood. The site celebrates the history and beauty of it’s natural surrounds, including the retention of many of the site’s majestic, 200-year-old River Red Gums, but will also include many new facilities such as parks and playgrounds as well as a new town centre.

    The simple choice of choosing a home in an environment that encourages exercise can lead to bigger lifestyle rewards.

    Small change leads to big results

    In 2017, Scientist Dr Greg Wells released a new book about this phenomenon, aptly titled The Ripple Effect.

    In the book, Wells explores how all areas of your life are interconnected, so improving one aspect of your life will improve other areas.

    "Sleep better and you'll eat better. Eat better and you'll move more. And if you move more, you'll sleep better and ultimately think and feel better."

    He says you only need to make a "1 per cent" improvement in four key areas to yield "dramatic results."