3 Habits to Stay Healthy in a Hectic World

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There seems to be more social and financial pressure than in recent years. We feel more pressure to earn, to live up to social norms, and so forth.

With that type of pressure, it’s hard to stay healthy. When life is hectic, we often sacrifice our health. But that’s a mistake.

The moment you ignore your health, your overall well-being deteriorates FAST.

Last year, I had serious stomach problems which made me work out less. I also had less energy and focus and it was a dreadful feeling. I knew I had to get out of the slump, even if I didn’t feel a hundred percent.

After dealing with the issues for a while, I decided to change my mindset. Instead of taking the pain as it came, I decided to work out through my pain.

One person who inspired me to change my mindset is David Goggins, who wrote Can’t Hurt Me (I’ve listened to the audio version several times). In his book, he talks about how he started out as a depressed, overweight young man. And how he transformed himself into a Navy SEAL and ultramarathon runner.

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How to Save Money Without Being Overly Frugal

As life gets more expensive every year, it also gets harder to save money. Sometimes you feel bad when you save a lot.

Most of us just want to spend freely. We don’t want to think about money too much because it’s draining. We already face money problems at every corner. 

  • Want to go on a vacation?
  • Move to another city?
  • Start a new hobby?
  • Get married?

You’ll need money for those things.

The other day I was looking at racing bicycles. I like the idea of cycling more in addition to my running. I looked at the bike and the gear needed. It would set me back about $3000 for a good bike. I’m not that passionate about cycling.

But that doesn’t mean we should stop doing new or fun things just because they cost money. Instead, you can spend on things that you really want. And then save wisely with these tips.

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How to Have Peace of Mind During High Inflation

2022 is the year of inflation. Granted, it started in 2021 because of the massive disruption that Covid caused in the world. But inflation is on everyone’s radar now.

After all, it’s difficult to have peace of mind during a period of high inflation. We haven’t seen this in the developed world for decades. And it’s highly uncomfortable if you’re facing higher prices for everything every single month.

You probably hear about the current economic problems every day, which makes it even worse. It’s all over the media.

  • Inflation is still getting higher
  • Stocks are down
  • People are starting to get fired
  • Companies are barely hiring

This is looking like stagflation: There’s high inflation and low economic growth.

Last week, a friend told me he’s been seeing investment ads lately. The ads claim they have investment strategies to generate amazing returns during inflation. Meanwhile, the most famous hedge funds (like Tiger Global) — which are armed with some of the brightest minds in finance — are down 60%!

If these “experts” are really making so much money from investing, they wouldn’t waste their time putting up ads. There are always people who try to profit from fear and greed. Don’t be seduced by them.

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The Dark Art of Pretending You Are Fine

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Several years ago, I landed on a documentary on TV. I can’t recall much about it, but I remember an important scene.

The documentary was about hidden ailments that people often walk around with for years. The scene I’m referring to featured a man in his sixties, who talked about how he walked around with a violent headache for five or six years.

His wife told him to get checked but he always said, “It’s fine. No one ever died from a headache.” (Depending on the headache, it could be a symptom of serious illnesses). Eventually, the headaches became worse and he gave in to his wife’s advice. 

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