Like many around the world recently, I’ve been spending a lot of time indoors and going a little stir crazy! During the past week, I've slowly found myself sliding into an unproductive routine (outside of work obviously). Skipping workouts, binge-watching TV shows (thank god for Netflix) and wearing the floor thin to my fridge! Luckily, I found some inspiring content, giving me food for thought!
For this month's Monthly Money List, we’ve decided to go outside our norm and share with you something more stimulating and positive that we think can help you during these tough times.
Factfulness by Hans Rosling shows that the world is a better place than we care to realize. Hans Rosling has been described as a great public health expert. His book will teach you stress-reducing habits, such as only having opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. This read is sure to be better for your mental health than scrolling through memes about the Tiger King documentary.
"One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world." - Bill Gates
Pat Flynn started www.smartpassiveincome.com after losing his job after only a few short years into his career during the 2008 economic collapse. Through Smart Passive Income, his blog or his books, Pat shows you how to believe in yourself and learn to succeed or fail on your merits, rather than the economy or factors outside of your control. You won’t be disappointed!
Pat is one of the most poignant and respected bloggers in the world, and he has inspired many. We hope that he may inspire you too.
Let this podcast boost your serotonin levels, gosh I think we all need it! Happier with Gretchen Rubin podcast gets more personal than ever, as she brings practical and manageable advice about happiness & good habits. You will hear Gretchen and her co-host, younger sister Elizabeth Craft, discuss everything from the joy of listening to music to your posture and celebrating birthdays in a new way.
Check out their bonus podcast, Coping during COVID-19: How to Stay Happier and Calmer in Difficult Times.
With us all being in isolation and mental health more important than ever, we wanted to share with you a couple of apps that will give you time to process everything that is happening. Here are our top recommendations:
Insight Timer: They've been rated the number one free meditation app, offering you guided meditations and talks led by world top experts.
Calm: This is one of the best apps for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation! Gain better sleep, lower stress, and less anxiety with their guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programs, stretching exercises and relaxing music.
Headspace: Their mission is to improve the health and happiness of the world. You can learn the essentials of meditation and mindfulness with their free Basics course.