Our recipe for bliss

Blisspointers have a recipe for happiness, and it’s pretty simple:

  1. Financial Awareness
  2. Nutrition
  3. Travel
  4. Mindfulness

These ingredients act like building blocks, supporting each other to help us reach higher levels of bliss.

Financial Awareness

It’s hard to experience bliss if money is causing us stress. This doesn’t mean we have to be a millionaires. The first step toward a blissful life is to fix our spending behavior, so we’re not wasting energy worrying about it. We can’t change the past, so we shouldn’t let past mistakes or misfortunes prevent us from making the most of today. Compound interest works like magic for wealth creation, but it can work against us too if we act carelessly. I imagine my future self as a good friend who depends on me. Once I start treating her right, I’ll create space in my conscience for things that matter like creativity and the people I love. Here are a few simple steps:

  • Make a budget using an app like Monefy, and stick to it.
  • Invest regularly in a low fee index fund or retirement account. Seize the power of compound interest.
  • Only spend money we already have. Don’t rely on credit card debt for our expenses.
  • Set time aside to educate ourselves about personal finance. Learn how to build net worth.

Although we don’t need a lot of money to have bliss, it’s harder to live in a blissful state without having the physical things money can buy, like quality food, a safe living space, access to nature, travel, and family events. If we go into debt to fund these things, it’s likely to backfire and all the benefits will be offset by the burden of paying back what we borrowed. Obviously, higher income is always desirable, but at least we can focus on the things that are in our control.

Nutrition

The state of our bodies will determine how we feel physically, and affects our ability to travel and do all the stuff we love. Blisspointers believe investing in natural foods and using herbal remedies helps us to stay healthy and avoid more invasive medical options. We think it’s a shame that so many people default to pharmaceuticals as their first line of defense. There are so many natural herbal remedies that work for common ailments. See our herb glossary to find the right herbs for your personal needs.

Travel

Life just wouldn’t be the same without travel. Vacations have been some of the most influential experiences of our lives. Learning other cultures, perspectives and history helps us better understand ourselves and our place in the world. That’s priceless! It’s also a great way to try new foods and activities. Here’s some of our favorite places we’ve visited:

  • Palawan, Philippines
  • Bangkok, Thailand
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Prague, Czech Republic

And here’s a few off our bucket list:

  • Hawaii
  • Bali, Indonesia
  • Nepal
  • Australia
  • Tahiti
  • Italy
  • Paris, France

Mindfulness

We set aside time to maintain our psychology and relationships.

  • Spirituality and Meditation
  • Motion
  • Creativity
  • Leisure

Bliss Hacks

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