It’s time to quit your addiction to the news!

Now is as good a time as ever to go on a full news diet Don’t deny it. You are addicted to the news. Maybe it is the financial news? Or perhaps you are into politics? No, that’s not right…maybe it’s sports or entertainment? Well, it really doesn’t matter… No matter the niche, your steady… Continue reading It’s time to quit your addiction to the news!

Happiness Revisited: did early retirement have an impact?

Three years ago, I started tracking my happiness using Jim Collins’ system that he devised and spoke about on The Tim Ferriss Show. Last year, after a request from a reader, I launched the Happiness Tracker Spreadsheet, so that you too can track your happiness. Why track your happiness? Tracking my happiness has helped me to ensure that I… Continue reading Happiness Revisited: did early retirement have an impact?

Celebrating 1 year of blogging

I’ve always wanted to write. Then 1 year ago, I finally acted on it after finding myself Accidentally Retired. My advice to anyone thinking about starting something. Just start. Start today. Don’t look back. Writing helps me to better think and focus…and I have found over the years that I can express myself in a… Continue reading Celebrating 1 year of blogging

Don’t forget to indulge and enjoy life along the way to FI

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Indulge the things that make you happy, then ruthlessly cut the rest Updated: November 22nd, 2021 As I write this post, I want to acknowledge that the life I live is one of privilege. I have never had to struggle to put food on the table, find a job, pay the bills, etc. I am… Continue reading Don’t forget to indulge and enjoy life along the way to FI

Yep, I locked my cell phone in a safe for 24 hours

The search for a long-term solution to manage my cell phone usage Yep. I did it. I locked my phone in the safe for 24 hours this weekend. At this point, I am sure you are thinking. Why? After months of struggling with how to use my phone less, I decided that the only way… Continue reading Yep, I locked my cell phone in a safe for 24 hours