Last month I decided to reveal more of my personal life and publish my first lifestyle report including income, sleep, fitness, personal expenses, blog statistics and learnings reports. I’ve got positive feedback from you, and I am excited to share my second monthly lifestyle report October 2016.
October was another good month financially where most of my income came from consulting and writing gigs. Even though I made less than the last month, I was able to focus more on the book writing which is unpaid at the moment.
October was an exciting month. I explored the surroundings of Chiang Mai and flew to Koh Samui, a beautiful island in the Southern Thailand for my workation.
Below you can see photos from my daily life and a full breakdown of my personal living expenses in Chiang Mai, including a week stay in Koh Samui.
My sleep is getting better as I get back to my routine of waking up early, exercising and going to bed before 10 pm.
I managed to reduce my sedentary time but very insignificantly. A short trip to Koh Samui contributed a lot of floors climbed and more than 13% increase in daily steps compared to September.
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 October.
Social media and blog stats
In October my social media following and blog was slowly growing. I noticed that Twitter is not as active as it used to be years ago.
Articles, books, videos & tools
Last month I started reading Mindset by Carol Dweck and Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. Eye opening and transformative books. For a very long time, I was limited by my fixed mindset and beliefs that I can not improve in one or the other area of life. Reading these two books allowed me to reflect on my past decisions and understand that vulnerability, humility, and resilience are the most important traits of a happy and successful person.
For more book recommendations and summaries check my reading list.
Elizabeth Gilbert, the bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, shares her wisdom of vulnerability, connection, influence and how to find your life’s purpose.
Mindset by Carol Dweck is one of the most transformative books I’ve ever read. If you want to understand the difference between fixed and growth mindset, watch this TED talk. You’ll love the power of “not yet.”
“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I believe that people more fortunate than others are responsible for making the world a better place. 100 million children don’t have enough to eat. ShareTheMeal gives you the power to achieve zero hunger. It costs only $0.50 to feed one child for a day. I’ve committed to feeding one child every month.
Lithuanian only: Last month, I’ve been interviewed by Tiesa.com, I’ve shared how I became a designer, world traveler and how you can change your lifestyle too.
An excellent explanation why you struggle to get work done and what to do to make it easier for your mind to plan, focus and fight resistance.
If you ever wondered why seemingly happy people suicide, it’s because they lack meaning in life.
Pieter Levels, a serial entrepreneur shares his secrets and tips about bootstrapping startups to profit.
In May 2012, Nathan made a commitment that changed his career. A simple task completed every day that skyrocketed his blog and allowed him to make over $30,000 in 6 weeks.
A web app for writing that deletes all of your progress if you stop for too long. You can choose a time for your session, from five minutes to a straight hour. The app gives you a short countdown warning when it’s about to delete everything.
Airtable is the friendly database that lets you organize anything you can imagine.
A bank for your smartphone. One that updates your balance instantly gives intelligent notifications and is easy to use.