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Church of FI Honorable Mentions
A frugal librarian who amassed millions? I’ve read about this kind of thing before; seems librarians are pretty good with their money. Plus this guy was extremely well read.
Inc.com published a piece on achieving happiness, according to “science”, of course.
- Exercise: 7 Minutes Could Be Enough
I might actually accomplish this every day, if you count trips to the bathroom as exercise.
2. Sleep More: You’ll Be Less Sensitive to Negative Emotions
How can we achieve more sleep when we are so busy? Mr. Tako Escapes says it best, “Stop doing so much! Overcommitting your time to sports, music , housework or social activities. There is nothing wrong with having empty days on your calendar.”
3. Spend More Time With Friends/Family: Money Can’t Buy You Happiness
We make a point to have dinner with friends at least once a week, and as a family, we eat together every night. We also try to plan one fun family activity each weekend, sometimes as simple as taking an evening walk.
4. Get Outside More: Happiness is Maximized at 57°
My happiness is maximized at 70°. These people are crazy.
5. Help Others: 100 Hours a Year is the Magic Number
We can all manage 2 hours a week, right? Mr. TJL helped out with the kiddie soccer practice this week. While he felt a little ridiculous, he also felt great about it.
6. Practice Smiling: Reduce Pain, Improve Mood, Think Better
I read recently that anger begets anger. Dare we say smiling begets happiness? Smile and someone might smile back.
7. Plan a Trip: It Helps Even if You Don’t Actually Take One
My number one favorite thing to do besides plan my early retirement.
8. Meditate: Rewire Your Brain for Happiness
Totally wish I was better at this. My meditation send my thoughts off in obscure and sometimes disturbing directions. It is so hard to clear your mind.
9. Move Closer to Work: A Short Commute is Worth More Than a Big House
10. Practice Gratitude: Increase Happiness and Satisfaction
Another hard one for me….but I am thankful you stopped by!
August 2016 Expense and Net Worth Reports
As always, a lovingly compiled list of expense and net worth reports from the blogosphere. There are a few dividend reports thrown in there as well!
The Jolly Ledger – expense report
The Jolly Ledger – net worth report
The Money Commando (Investment Income)
I haven’t seen updates from 1500 days or Money Commando yet this month. I will include them when they publish.