After Simone Biles stepped down from the Olympics, there’s been a renewed conversation regarding mental health vs. results. This got me thinking about how this relates to work. After I recovered from my severe mental health crisis from 2018, I came to understand the early warning indicators that you should consider finding a new job. If you are experiencing any these things, don’t try to stick it out. Maybe your emotions are telling you it’s time to get out.
Human beings are terrible at predicting what will make us happy. This is why we must experiment and try things out. This post walks through what we learned in our vanlife experiment and how you can design your own experiments to test your future plans.
Two years after Josh’s first Slow FI interview, I learned that he was planning to take a gap year as an adult. This will allow him to recover from the stresses of work while traveling and figuring out what to do next. Learn about Josh’s adult gap year.
We just got back from our 10-day campervan road trip through Maine and New Hampshire. If you are taking your own road trip through this area, we’ll tell you what you need to see and what you can skip.
Doing a mid-year review helps you to be intentional. It can allow you to: 1) Ground yourself in your goals, 2) Keep them front of mind, and 3) Determine how you want to adjust things for the rest of the year.
I used to hate habits and routine. But, after taking more control over my schedule, I started to see habits in a new light. They were no longer about trying to make something that was miserable slightly more bearable. Instead, they were about organizing a life that was good, so that it could be even better, more fun, more spacious, and more creative.
A lot of people don’t realize they are on autopilot or on a path they don’t want to be on until there’s a crisis. Yet, it’s important to remember that experiencing a crisis is not necessary. We can evaluate the direction we are headed before getting into a crisis situation.
This interview with Carly is especially timely given that likelihood of returning to offices at some point in the near future. Carly recently negotiated an almost fully remote work arrangement. She’ll work from home for five out of every six weeks.
Close friendships are one of the most important things in my life, and they are challenging to form as an adult. Therefore, spending money to build friendships, to me, is worth it. I’m not saying that you need to spend a lot of money to make strong friendships, but sometimes to build and maintain close friendships, spending a small amount of money is well worth it.