This is the most important section of the website. When we get right down to it the most important thing in life is finding happiness. We can’t be happy every moment of our life, but I think the main goal should be to try and find as much of it as we can. We all have heard that money cannot buy happiness, yet due in large part to the media’s influence we do not believe it. The big challenge of this entire blog is to start doing what we really want with our lives now. Maybe not all at once, but little by little as much as we can.
There are many popular suggestions for achieving this such as: finding a career you love, starting your own business, becoming a minimalist, embracing a frugal lifestyle, living a material lifestyle, and many more. We will examine many of these ideas in depth to try to find out what they really mean. There is not one typical lifestyle that is best for everyone. The key is finding the lifestyle that suites you and makes you happy.
- Justifying The Value Of Travel
- Determining Favorable Cost of Living Salary Ratio
- What Would You Do If You Had Enough Money
- Is There A Perfect Place To Live?
- Taking Risks With Financial Security Reserves
- Work: Doing Something You Don’t Want To Do
- Why We Have It Better Than A King
- What We Can Learn About Happiness From Video Games and Athletes
- Psychology Debunks the Idea That We’d Be Happier if We Lived Somewhere Else – Quartz
- The True Cost of Commuting – MMM
- Self Help or Self Serving? – MI
- Millionaire Reveals Mistake of Putting Money First
- The Happiness Trap
- 10 Ways To Boost Happiness
- Survivorship Bias
Health is a heavily researched and reported on topic. It is one that constantly brings us new fads, and advice that goes contrary to common accepted beliefs. I think it is great that we have access to these new studies, but it is important to understand other contributing factors that can skew some data. I think it is wise to not jump into any new program before fully researching the benefits and costs, and most importantly deciding if it is something that works for you.
We are all built differently and certain programs may be easier for others and may only give positive effects to others. I have found that balance works best for me. I think variety is good in keeping us motivated and fresh, while also allowing the body to heal. In the past I did not believe in rest days. However, after getting sick frequently in the year I worked out the most, I knew I had to change. By working out less, I was more excited for a workout, and my body felt so much better not having constant aches and pains. I do not believe anyone can go off a strict weekly plan whether it be in terms of miles, reps, or hours.
The human body has an advanced nervous system that relays information to us constantly. We do not need heart rate monitors, or gps watches, we just need to listen to what our body is telling us and adjust accordingly.
- Full Heath Benefits May Be achieved Running 6 Miles a Week – Shape
- Gut Bacteria Maintenance – PaleoHacks
I found these books to be very powerful resources. Browne’s book How I found Freedom in and Unfree World gives readers several techniques to purse their goals through common obstacle. Robin’s book, Your Money Or Your Life questions the 40 hour workweek and expected retirement age of 65. It highlights the allure to living within your means, and how that can allow you the freedom to have more time to enjoy the things most important to you.