The 6 Best Investments I’ve Made In the Past 6 Years

Spending money (or time) has boosted my health, happiness, and overall well-being.

Eva Keiffenheim, MSc
Jan 12 · 5 min read

1) $1500 for Fixing My Eating Habits

It doesn’t matter what you eat but why you eat.

2) 10 Days for Joining a Vipassana Course

Here’s the daily schedule of a traditional course, based on Goenka:

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The daily schedule at a Vipassana Course: Source: Pali on Dhamma.org

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”

By increasing your awareness, you’ll unleash any stuck emotions. You’ll understand yourself. You might even experience oneness.

3) $250 on Journals for Organizing My Life

In 2017, when I first learned bullet journaling, I almost abandoned the system. I felt Cal Newport was boasting when he wrote, “it will not only help you get more organized but will also help you become a better person.”

4) $1200 for Writing Courses & Coaching

During the first lockdown last March, I followed my gut feeling and bought access to Sinem Günel’s writing academy.

5) 7280 Hours for a Fulfilled Relationship

We met in 2014, some months before I’d move to India, then Argentina. And while our long-distance start is rather atypical for romantic relationships, we made it work.

“Many relationships and moments of inner peace were sacrificed on the altar of achievement.”

One of the best investments for personal wellbeing is time spent with my partner. It’s time spent supporting, listening, being supported, loving, laughing, crying, and cuddling.

6) $200 On Turning My Books into Learning Devices

Many people are e-reading enemies until they read their first e-book. I wasn’t a fan until fifteen books in.

The Bottom Line

Generalizing investment advice is impossible because every person is different. What might be an incredible investment for me might not resonate with you.

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