Sometimes we are set back in life, but we should always find the strength to start again.
We are all trying to break through many struggles in life, thinking of where the next meal, or house, or car, or anything fancy is going to come from. We all aspire toward some form of greatness, some form financial freedom.
But the truth is financial freedom doesn’t come easy, you have to toil and toil except you’re from some financially rich background. And even if that’s the case, you might still want to make something for yourself.
I don’t judge people based on fortunes they were born into. Be you rich or poor, life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. If you have a good head start, then good for you. End of the day, quality of life is what really matters, how influential you’ve been in other people’s lives.
But for clarity sake, what is financial freedom?
Financial freedom is the level you reach when you have amassed enough income to live the life you want.
Take note of the word want. Remember that want is different from need. You need what is necessary, you want what you
want dream. Two very different things.
Okay, enough talk. What must you do today to be truly financially free?
Here are some tips:
1. Spend Less Than You Can Afford
I’m sure this isn’t your first time of hearing something like this, but it doesn’t make it any less true or valid.
Truth is, you need to be as frugal as you can be.
People run into financial troubles most times because they spend more than they can afford.
This tip is telling you to spend way less than you can afford. Instead of going for that 10 bucks meal, make it a 5. Yea, even though you can afford a 20. That’s the whole point to this.
2. Learn to Bargain
Some people say they don’t bargaining skills. I say, there’s no such thing, we all learn as we go.
Negotiation is an art. It’s a skill you just have to learn to be financial emancipated. It’s very important.
“It’s 10 bucks, can I pay 5?”
“That’s too low, take it for 9.”
“Okay, you know what, I’ll give you 7, that’s all I have.”
Probably the oldest trick in the book, right? But still very useful.
I also tell people, money has one language; save me today and I’ll you tomorrow.
Thanks for reading. The hustle is real indeed. I hope I was of help here. If so, then share, like, comment, anything.
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Have you ever been in a state of mind where almost nothing interests you? You feel like you’re tired, nothing too cynical, but you just feel tired of everything.
There are a number of things that could cause you to feel tired, some of these reasons are:
1. Lack of sleep
This is the number one proponent of tiredness or fatigue.
Could be caused by poor sleep hygiene, insomnia, or other brain related disorders like sleep apnea.
If it helps, I too do not sleep so early. I spend most of my nights thinking. Yea, I have a somewhat hyperactive mind.
You can over this cause of tiredness by meditation, which is an effective way of calming your nerves.
2. Heavy eating
Have you ever felt sleepy after a heavy meal? It happens like all the time, right?
So don’t be surprised when you suddenly feel tired after a large meal, because you use a lot of energy in breaking down food.
Just keep in mind that a heavy meal can cause you to feel suddenly tired.
Solution to this cause is to eat as little as you can so you still have some excitement left in you after meal.
3. Jet Lag
Are you the type that travels all the time?
Then don’t be surprised if you have prolonged feeling of tiredness.
Jet lag is caused by time zone differences that mess with your sleep cycle, and this could cause you to feel tired.
To overcome this, make sure you have adequate rest after each trip.
4. Anxiety disorder
Are you the kind that worries too much?
Then you’re bound to get tired of worrying, and it’s going to tell on you, physically.
Meditation could help you worry less. Don’t take it for granted.
This cause is inevitable. In fact, it’s pointless fighting it.
Ageing is entropy, a universal process. Things get disorderly with time and that disorder has repercussions.
There’s no cure to this cause of tiredness (yet), but there are preventive measures, like doing less physical work as you age.
Thanks for reading, friends. Share this post if it helps, and stay tuned for more insights on every day experiences.
Its okay to want to be left alone for a while. It doesn’t mean you’re insensitive, it only means you’re human and need some time to sort personal things out.
People who want to be left alone aren’t inconsiderate, especially if they don’t do it all the time.
Yea, we’re social beings but we still need time to process.
Life is complex (to say the least) and everyone is kind of trying to figure it out. In other words, every human being needs some alone time. Even if you have a spouse or a lover or a close friend, you still need your alone time, because it’s not every last detail about you the other person knows and you still need your alone time to sort things out in your mind.
Thanks for reading as always, friends. Let’s all figure out together, this beautifully perplexing thing called life.
Look, this blogging thing is hard. Sometimes it doesn’t even make sense why I get on some platform called WordPress and write things only a dozen people will see. You kind of get the feeling that you’re wasting your time.
I’ve seen on a blog post or two how it is important that you write for yourself or a particular reader, but you can’t neglect the fact that some amount of recognition is also important in encouraging the blogger. The likes and the views matter.
Human beings are social beings. We love when we’re being recognized, when we’re being seen, it kind of validates our existence.
“Oh, they know I’m alive. My work matters. What I do matters. I matter.”
Those words up there are some serious dopamine actuators, pure motivation.
It is good to feel good about yourself and also about what you do. Whether you write, take photos, do lab science, work in a bank, an engineer, an artist, it is very important to feel good about yourself.
Fortunately and unfortunately, we live in a world were we have to pay for things to move, you know, there’s got to be some kind of stimulant; money. To get these views you have to pay. You have to pay to promote your posts and your site. It kind of makes sense, but we also see a lot of junk being promoted.
Thanks for reading, friends. Victor here, I love to share thoughts about the world, stories and other things. Well, thanks for reading. Stay tuned.