Welcome to my eighth lifestyle report including income, personal expenses, blog statistics and learnings reports. If you’re curious why and how I started monthly lifestyle report, study my first lifestyle report. Here’s the March report.
April was an adventurous month. First of all, I decided to cancel the contract with my literary agent as it was taking too long and didn’t feel right. Alternatively, I will self-publish. Second, I spent a week exploring Krabi, Ao Nang and relocated to Ko Lanta island where I joined Justas, Egle and Adomas at KoHub, a tropical co-living and co-working space.
Read on to find out how much I earned, spent, slept, exercised and much more.
Another disastrous month if you look only at the money I made. I don’t judge the quality of life by how much money I make and I don’t feel happier nor sadder when I earn a thousand dollars more or less. Last month, after all the business expenses and taxes I made only $864.62 and had to cover my lifestyle from my savings.
At the beginning of April, I was staying in Chiang Mai and enjoying amazing coffee and delicious food. On April 12th, I packed all of my belongings into a single backpack and flew to Krabi. My girlfriend joined the next morning and celebrated Songkran (Thai New Year) by getting wet fighting in the water fights on the streets of Ao Nang. The rest of the week we spent exploring Krabi, Ao Nang, Railay beach and Phi Phi islands.
In a week I’m flying to Sri Lanka and then moving to Vietnam before heading back to Europe for the summer. Booking flights, hotels and acquiring visas ended up costing me nearly $2,000 combined with other expenses like food, coffee, transportation and fun money.
Sleep & fitness
Finally, I can track and analyze my sleep and fitness activity again. Fitbit Charge 2 looks and feels more solid than the previous one (Charge HR) that broke down after less than 6 months of usage. Below are some interesting statistics including how long I sleep, when I go to bed, how many steps I take and more.
April was not the most productive month but I am happy with the results nonetheless. I feel that our weekly mastermind helps me focus better and having regular discussions with like-minded entrepreneurs provides a lot of energy and ideas.
RescueTime is a little app that sits quietly inside of your laptop and tracks everything you do. Then, it automatically assesses productive and distracting activity and gives you a productivity score. I consider it a good day if my productivity pulse is over 55. Below are my stats from April.
Social media and blog stats
I can’t believe I posted only twice last month. I have many excuses, mostly it happened because I traveled a lot, had to help the agency I co-founded, recorded episodes for the upcoming podcast and hired a virtual assistant. Not making any promises but wait for more posts this month!
Articles, books, videos & tools
This year I’m reading roughly one book a week as a part of 52 book challenge. If you’re curious, check my list and join the challenge on Goodreads.
For more book recommendations and summaries check out my reading list.
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