The Simple Dollar Weekly Roundup: Winter Blues Edition

Most winters, I get a strong case of the “winter blues.” It usually manifests itself in a sense of feeling really tired, particularly in the darkest parts of winter.

This winter, strangely enough, I’ve barely had any blues at all. I’ve felt largely normal throughout most of the winter.

This is particularly strange, because this has been one of the coldest and snowiest winters in a very long time. We’ve run our snowblower at least a dozen times and had many cancelled days of school.

There must be something different in my routine or my diet, but I can’t figure out what it is. It’s a mystery to me.

Pick Your Hobbies Strategically and Save Hobbies where you can either sustain them for free or generate infinite experiences and creativity from a one-time purchase are the best ones. (@ get rich slowly)

Constant Task Switching It all depends on the tasks you need to achieve, but when I need to get anything of depth accomplished, I pretty much have to mono-task and shut out all distractions or I never get finished. Off goes the cell phone. (@ zen habits)

An Introvert’s Guide to Haggling As a rather strong introvert, this advice is almost perfect for me. (@ money ning)

Two Magical Sentences Missing from Most Job Ads You get what you ask for. If you want the cheapest labor, you’re going to get the cheapest labor. (@ seth godin)

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