Posts with tag: happiness

Rent downtown to reduce your commute time — conquering a frugal mindset

Daily living and commuting conditions have an immense impact on your wellbeing. This post is for people who live in a metropolitan area, have enough income to rent a place for themselves (with flatmates if needed), don’t have commitments that prohibit them from moving and, most importantly, are not satisfied with their commute time.
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How I began to befriend my feelings instead of trying to control them

I do a lot to control my internal state, but I was too dependent on ideas of what happiness should be and was ignoring what I really felt in the process.
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Living in the now

Focus on the process, not just the goals; live in the day-to-day and enjoy it — I did not internalize these concepts until recently.
Some other common ideas (e.g. “silence is golden”) were well understood by me during adolescence, but the “live in the now, it’s all you’ve got” mantra was as elusive as it is ubiquitous.
Here are the quotes from two great articles that clarify this topic.
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Good genes are nice, but joy is better

Researchers […] found a strong correlation between men’s flourishing lives and their relationships with family, friends, and community. Several studies found that people’s level of satisfaction with their relationships at age 50 was a better predictor of physical health than their cholesterol levels were.

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