Issue 48: Don't be SAD

Fighting seasonal affective disorder, save money on your next vacation, financially independent, weird Christmas traditions, sweet potatoes, time billionaire, lessons form Netflix's 14 peaks, explore the Faroe Islands, winter wonderland hotels, and WTF are NTFs.

Issue 48: Don't be SAD

Issue 48 TLDR: Fighting seasonal affective disorder, become financially independent, save $ on your next vacation, weird Christmas traditions, benefits of sweet potatoes, financial steps for entrepreneurs, time billionaires, lessons form Netflix's 14 peaks, explore the Faroe Islands, winter wonderland hotels, and WTF are NTFs.

But first: Happy Friday Digestors! Is it just me or are we speeding towards the holidays and new year? You have 22 more days left of 2021 - are you sitting back and relaxing or getting a jump on your 2022 goals?

OUT THERE

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LIFE

6 Ways to Fight Seasonal Affective Disorder

Crappy weather affects your mood. Winter tends to have us seeking shelter indoors and doing a lot of sitting around. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), now known as a major depressive disorder with seasonal pattern, is a real thing, according to the American Psychological Association.

But don't the winter doldrums bring your depression. Greatist shared 6 ways to reduce the SAD and introduce some HAPPY to your winter season.

  1. Get some fresh air
  2. Try light therapy
  3. Talk it out
  4. Consider antidepressants
  5. Find ways to reduce your stress
  6. Eat carbs

TRAVEL

Save up to $2000 on your next Vacation

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MONEY

7 Ways to Become Financially Independent

Financial independence is when you have enough money saved and invested to support your basic living expenses for the rest of your life – without having to work for a living. Achieving financial independence is when you’re able to do whatever you want without worrying about money. Fiona Smith publishes Millennial Money Women and recently shared 7 proven strategies to reach FI.

1. Ignore the Joneses
2. Increase Your Savings Rate
3. Increase Your Monthly Income
4. Live a Lean Life
5. Pay off Debt ASAP
6. Use the Right Tools
7. Diversify Your Portfolio


ALSO CHECK OUT

13 of the Weirdest Christmas Traditions From Around the World. Strange stuff out there - a Christmas log, pooping boy, Kentucky Fried Christmas, a witch, radishes, zombies, and camping out in South Africa.

10 Benefits of Sweet Potatoes to Improve Your Health. I love sweet potatoes, and not I have 10 more reasons to eat them more often!

3 Financial Steps to Take when you are Starting your own Business. If you are starting your own business, there are 3 important steps you need to take with your finances to boost your chances of success.

Time Billionaire. A million seconds is 11 days. A billion seconds is slightly over 31 years. Anthony Pompliano breaks down his thoughts on time and money.

14 Things I Learned from 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible. 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible is a documentary on Netflix about the incredible journey of Nirmal Purja (aka Nims) attempting to summit the 14 tallest mountains in the world - all over 8000 meters . Here are 14 takeaway's and things I learned from 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible.

Exploring the Faroe Islands, a Serene and Rugged Landscape. Take an epic trip to the dramatic and unspoiled archipelago awaits far in the North Atlantic Ocean, with impressive infrastructure and few tourists.

WTF are NTFs? Remember back in the late 1990s when you would buy a pack of Pokemon cards? NFTs are kind of like that but completely digitized, meaning any digital asset such as a video, art or music can be bought and sold on NFT marketplaces, just like trading cards.

7 of the Most Amazing Winter Wonderland Hotels. Although it’s nice to be home for the holidays, these hotels are perfect for a winter getaway, and their festive décor and memorable holiday experiences will have you booking a holiday vacation for the entire family.


"Think about what you want today and you'll spend your time. Think about what you want in 5 years and you'll invest your time."

JAMES CLEAR


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