How to Want Very Little : zen habits

There’s a part of today’s consumerist world that drives us to want more, buy more, act on our impulses, hoard, spend to solve our problems, create comfort through shopping, seek thrills through travel, do more, be more. What would happen if we broke from our addiction to wanting and buying more? What would life be […]

A Healthy Way to Aspire to a Better Life : zen habits

Here’s the method in summary: Notice your dissatisfaction. Notice your ideals that you’re holding tightly to. Loosen your hold on these ideals, and turn to the present moment. Really see the present moment with curiosity, find something to appreciate. Accept the present moment completely, with love. From this place of peace, respond, take action. It […]

How to Get Money — And Keep It – Early To Rise

The Bottom Line

If you want serious money, you have to get serious about money. You need to understand these fundamentals and never forget them. Don’t let all the garbage reported in the financial media you read, see, or hear confuse you about what money really is. Don’t consume more than you make:save! Don’t spend: invest!

How to Become an Early Riser – Early To Rise

But just because it’s a little harder for you to be an early riser doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try. The benefits are just too great and too numerous to ignore:

You will get more work done.
You will accomplish more important tasks.
You will advance your career more quickly.
You will be more respected at work.
You will make more money.
You will have more time to exercise.
You will be healthier.
You will be happier.

Strength Training Will Get You Far… Even Through a Half-Marathon | StrongFirst

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL CHALLENGES, AND A CHANGE IN PLANS When I signed up to do the Brooklyn Half, my body felt great. But the moment I started training runs, my hip started giving me trouble. So I stopped running, but continued my strength training: a 6-day-a-week barbell and kettlebell training program starting 2 months out from the […]

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

9. The Three Most Effective Tips Are Also the Most Boring I think that behind every cliché is a truth that’s so powerful that people feel compelled to repeat the phrase over and over and over. This holds true for productivity advice, as well. Over the last year I experimented with integrating countless habits and […]

If You Find Joy in Exercise, You’re Less Likely to Look for Joy in Food

A 2014 research review found in Marketing Letters examined three studies that explored the relationship between diet and exercise for weight loss. Interestingly, the review looked at the association between people’s framing of exercise as fun and their subsequent food choices. It concluded that those who perceived exercise as a fun activity (and not just […]

Mrs. RoG’s First Attempt at Early Retirement | Root of Good

Tilting the Scales Overall, this is a really good compromise that tilts the work/life balance very far toward “life”.  It’s not quite early retirement but it’s also not quite full time work.  We could fancy it up and call it “semi-retirement” or something like that if we really had to find a label. Here’s a […]