Festival of Frugality #346 – Do Something for Yourself Edition

by Sean Bryant on July 24, 2012

One of the biggest things I love about being my own boss is that I can dictate what things I work on and when I do them.  The only problem is, I try and pile way too much on my plate and I tend to feel the stress of that every day.

If you are anything like me, you need to be able to find an outlet which allows you to be able to reset your body.  My reset button just happens to be outdoor sports.  Whether it’s taking an afternoon and heading up to the mountains to go snowboarding or just hopping on my bike in the heat of the summer.  One way or another you need to have a way to relax or the chances are high that you will burnout.

This week my wife and I are heading back to Iowa and I am going to be doing two days of RAGBRAI.  RAGBRAI is a bike ride across Iowa that I have been doing each of the past few years.  Each of the small towns come out and celebrate the thousands of riders that come through each day.  Two full days of food, beer gardens and biking are going to be well deserved and needed for myself.

So the next time you start feeling stressed or overwhelmed with what you are doing just remember to take a break and do something for yourself.  This can be something over a couple hours or a couple of days.  Just make sure to do something that helps you relax and resets your body.

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Sean Bryant

Sean Bryant created OneSmartDollar.com in 2011 to help pass along his knowledge of finance and economics to others. After graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics he worked as a construction superintendent before jumping into the world of finance. Sean has worked on the trade desk for a commodities brokerage firm, he was a project manager for an investment research company and was a CDO analyst at a big bank. That being said he brings a good understanding of the finance field to the One Smart Dollar community. When not working Sean and he wife are avid world travelers. He enjoys spending time with his daughter Colette and dog Charlie.

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