Wise & Wealthy: Preventing depression and mindsets for wealth

Welcome to Wise & Wealthy: A weekly newsletter full of proven ideas to become smarter and wealthier. I send this every Monday.

#95 – October 30, 2023

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Wise: Preventing depression

New research has shown our daily habits and lifestyle choices make a huge impact on our mental well-being.

This is something many people expected, but not it’s also scientifically proven. Your actions can lower the risk of depression.

In a recent edition of Wise & Wealthy, I briefly shared 7 lifestyle factors that reduced the risk of depression by 22%. That’s a significant change.

These are the factors again:

  1. Moderate alcohol consumption
  2. Healthy diet
  3. Regular physical activity
  4. Healthy sleep
  5. Never smoking
  6. Low-to-moderate sedentary behavior
  7. Frequent social connection

I wrote a new article where I break down each factor and share tips for incorporating every factor in your life. For some of us, that means we can actually prevent depression.

↳ 7 Lifestyle Factors That Decrease Your Risk of Depression (Backed by Science)

Wealthy: Wealth mindsets

In the 2008 movie Yes Man, Jim Carrey’s character decides to say yes to everything in life to let go of his negativity after attending a self-help seminar.

From that point on, everything in his life changes. He gets a promotion at work, starts traveling, you name it. But randomly saying yes to everything isn’t a strategy.

However, there are ways you can go from ordinary to wealthy.

A good example is the investor, Mohnish Pabrai, who grew up in India. Pabrai’s family often struggled financially. That made him financially cautious and highly risk-averse.

He started his business while working a full-time job. And only quit his job when his business had enough revenue to easily sustain him.

Pabrai was cautious, but he also took action. I call that mindset, “Growing from your comfort zone.”

That ensures you build wealth from a place of strength and comfort.

In my new article, I share two other mindsets that make ordinary people wealthy.

3 Mindsets That Make Ordinary People Wealthy

One interesting thing

I’ve been reading more about Epicurus, the philosopher who’s known for promoting a life of pleasure. But he didn’t promote all pleasure:

“Gratitude is due to blessed nature because she has made life’s necessities easy of acquisition and those things that are difficult of acquisition non-necessary.”

Good pleasure like exercising, learning, and spending time with loved ones is easily achieved, while bad desires are difficult to get (like fame, status, and a lot of money).

Thanks for reading! I hope you found this edition of Wise & Wealthy useful.

All the best,


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