Three Years Into Early Retirement

It is now exactly three years into early retirement! I can’t believe how time flies. I can now officially say that I have lived through retired life, although three years is still a short time. These years have been quite eventful to say the least. Stock market crash, a new virus that affects the whole world, lockdown for several months, raging bull market while in pandemic. I’ve seen things in a few years than I have never seen my whole life :). In spite of all the up and downs over the years, I still very much enjoy my early … Continue reading “Three Years Into Early Retirement”

My Daily Routine: 2021 Edition

Every weekend, I call some two to four of my friends, relatives or ex-colleagues thanks to my Friends Roster project. And invariably at least one of them ask me what I do on a daily basis after retirement. They are curious as to how I spend my day. I have posted my daily routine more than two years ago including a complete time table. But I thought may be I should do a 2021 edition in case some things have changed since then. So here goes. I don’t know where my time goes. So to fix that I paused and … Continue reading “My Daily Routine: 2021 Edition”

Happy New Year 2021!

Wish you all a very happy new year! Hope this year brings you more health, happiness and prosperity. When I wrote the new year post last year, little did I know that things will change so quickly. We have gone through some turbulent times indeed. I’ve had my fair share of ups and downs, but on the whole I ended the year on a positive note. Without going into too much detail, let me recount what happened in my life in 2020. Blog First let me start with this blog. I wrote more than 100 articles last year! That is … Continue reading “Happy New Year 2021!”

Why Is Sleep Important?

I sleep too much. Way too much by today’s standards. When I tell someone that I sleep at 9:30 pm, I see raised eyebrows. Not sure if their expression is because they think “you are lucky to get to bed by that time”. Or may be it is along the lines of “you are too old and have no social life and are not invited to parties, or you are lazy”. Either way it does not really matter to me. I decline late night parties and meetings as much as possible. But you know in the modern era you are … Continue reading “Why Is Sleep Important?”

The Sweet Spot: Comparison With MMM

Recently Mr. Money Mustache (MMM) wrote a nice article on finding the sweet spot as applicable to various things in life. For example, a successful tech career’s sweet spot is when someone has worked for 10-15 years and has accumulated a few million dollars (in the US context). The “too less” side of things is when the person is earning $15/hour. The too much side is when they have accumulated tons of wealth but at the cost of 40 years of stressful work. Similarly, he draws parallels to other aspects of life. For example, the sweet spot for a work … Continue reading “The Sweet Spot: Comparison With MMM”

Happy New Year 2020!

I would like to wish all my readers a very happy new year! May this year bring more happiness and cheer. I hope 2019 has been kind to you and you were able to achieve your goals. As for me, 2019 has been the first full calendar year in retirement and it was just fabulous! I am still getting used to the life in retirement although it has already been nearly one and a half years. In the last one year I published more than 50 posts on various topics including health and fitness, financial planning, my financial report, various … Continue reading “Happy New Year 2020!”

Eating Healthy

Several people approach me for advice on eating healthy and staying fit. And I have helped quite a few and even trained them at the gym so they could become healthy and fit. But I never succeeded in keeping them healthy or fit. Because it is much harder to change a person’s mindset than changing habits and without a mindset change the new habits won’t stick and they fall back to old habits. When it comes to health and fitness, it is a like an impossible ideal. It is as difficult, if not more, to continue to stay healthy than … Continue reading “Eating Healthy”

Everyday Movements

No, I am not talking about stock market movements, I mean physical movements. In this day and age, people are moving less and sitting on their asses more. I don’t mean being lazy, but the demands of today’s work are so different from the previous generation’s that we are getting much less physical activity than is required. The reason I bring up this topic is because I routinely hear people complaining of lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain or any of the numerous body pains associated with tight muscles. To fix this, they have undergone surgery or got needles … Continue reading “Everyday Movements”

My Daily Routine

Ever since I retired, lots of people have been asking about my daily routine. So I though I should probably write about it and help the folks and this is that post. Before I get started, you have to remember a few things about my reasons for retirement. First, I did not retire to do a startup and run like crazy. That is not to say that I am playing video games and watching TV all day either. I found my Nirvana by doing just enough and not too much. I have a lot of free time and my … Continue reading “My Daily Routine”