November was a fantastic month. Welcome to my third lifestyle report including income, sleep, fitness, personal expenses, blog statistics and learnings reports. If you’re curious why and how I started monthly lifestyle report, study my September and October reports.
November was another profitable month. I spent a lot of money on business getting a new laptop, investing in Instagram and Twitter management and marketing software.
I spent a lot less in November as I didn’t have to book any flights and my gym as well as transportation were covered earlier months. It was an exciting weekend in Bangkok where I met up with Justas and Egle. We’ll be traveling together for the next six months.
Below you can see photos from my daily life and a full breakdown of my personal living expenses in Chiang Mai, including a weekend in Bangkok.
My sleep is slowly getting better. Sleep efficiency increased by 1% and average sleep time decreased by 20 minutes.
I’m still fighting with crazy amounts of time spent sitting. On an average day, I sit more than 11 hours. Just remembering to stand up and take a walk doesn’t help much as there are any clear rewards and motivation to do it.
I use RescueTime to track everything I do on my laptop. Use “TOMASLAU” coupon code to get 20% off the premium plan. I consider it a good day if my productivity pulse is over 55. Below are my stats from November.
Social media and blog stats
In November my social media following exploded. There is a secret I must tell you. I invested in Grum, got a nice lifetime account Black Friday deal at AppSump. Also, I’m experimenting with and to grow my Instagram audience.
I got nominated for “Lithuanian Names Famous Globally” by Global Lithuanian Leaders. What an honor. If you think I’m worth the award, please vote by clicking on my face.
Articles, books, videos & tools
Last month I enjoyed reading Essentialism by Greg McKeown and Choose Yourself by James Altucher. If you’re looking for solid books to read in 2017, make sure to check these two. For more book recommendations and summaries look at my reading list.
Joshua Fields Millburn, the co-founder of The Minimalists, shares how to live a simple life. How to clean up, how to challenge yourself and how to value people more than things.
Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, found that meditating can literally change your brain. Mindfulness is just like exercise. It’s a form of mental exercise. And just as exercise increases health, helps us handle stress better and promotes longevity, meditation purports to confer some of those same benefits.
There are tons of different ways to meditate. Most include a combination of focused attention, relaxed breathing, a quiet setting, and a comfortable position. Check out to learn more about some of the most popular ways to meditate.
Bear allows you to write everything from quick ideas to essays and even books, then send your work to just about anywhere. You can use tags, todos, cross-note links, and Markdown to stay organized and on task, and write faster than ever before.
Sekou Andrews was a school teacher, and then, he became one of the very best spoken word poets in the world and had developed an amazing performance style called poetic voice. Great conversation about talent, hard work and finding your path in life.
Bright Side has put together a list of the most efficient methods for searching Google to help you find the precious material you’re looking for in just a couple of clicks.
Wow! Quite negative but very realistic view on what is going on in the world now. You have the power to change it, love yourself and people around you.
The brief stories of 44 contributors (myself included) tell how they got their big break or ended up where they are today. Perhaps you’ll notice some trends, perhaps you’ll get some ideas about how you can pitch yourself to become a contributor.
Consultants don’t give away knowledge. People pay them money to help create more money. A pay’me booking system can be used with anyone who charges an hourly rate for their advice and knowledge.
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