10 Life-Enhancing Products

You should purchase something only if it enhances the quality of your life.

After living out of a backpack for three years, I appreciate the freedom, simplicity, and joy of living with less. I also appreciate products that increase the quality of my relationships, mental and physical health, personal growth, career, financial situation, and leisure time.

Below are 10 of my favorite products, including a description of why I find them valuable.

1. Amazon Kindle Paperwhite

The Kindle is the best investment I’ve ever made. It fits in your pocket and gives you access to millions of books in an instant. It’s a perfect date for a solo dinner or long bus rides. It’s easy on the eyes, day and night. Buy a Kindle and start reading!

2. Amazon Audible

If you’re driving, cooking, cleaning, or just walking around, it’s not always easy to read a book. Or you might just not like reading books. In both cases, you can listen to audiobooks to get the most out of your time. With Audible, you get access to all of the best books with high-quality narrators, and when you first join, they give you a 30-day free trial and 2 audiobooks, which is pretty sweet.

3. The Five Minute Journal

This structured journal allows you to practice gratitude, clarify your priorities, set a personal vision, celebrate victories, and identify improvements with a few minutes of effort every day. It’s a great journal for anyone looking to improve their life.

4. Osprey Farpoint 40L Travel Backpack

I’ve traveled with this backpack 30+ countries, and it’s incredible! It’s the optimal blend of size, comfort, and simplicity. Even when it’s fully packed, it feels light on your back. It’s also easy to organize and spacious, especially with a few packing cubes. A big plus is that you can carry this bag onto any flight, and even if the overheads are full, the bag fits under your seat.

5. Insta Pot Pressure Cooker

Once I stopped traveling and settled down, I needed to learn how to stop eating just bananas, yogurt, and meals outside the house. The Insta Pot has been a game changer for me because I can now cook tasty meals with pretty low effort, which is what I’m optimizing for. I found a bunch of great recipes on Instapot Life when I was first getting started out.

6. Rubz Foot and Back Massage Ball

This massage ball is amazing. I use it every day to relieve tension in my feet, forearms, and back. It’s also so cheap and great for travel.

7. UE Boom Bluetooth Speaker

This portable speaker is dynamic and durable. You can bring it to the beach, the Ritz-Carlton, or on a yacht. It is reasonably priced, has good sound quality, and is loud enough to host a party. You can also drop it a bunch of times without breaking it.

8. Phillips Multigroom Shaver

This all-in-one trimmer for face, head, and body styling is fantastic. I use it to trim my facial hair and to give myself hacky haircuts if I’m short on time. I also love Burt’s Bees Aftershave for when I do a close trim. It smells fantastic and makes your face feel amazing.

9. Essential Sleep Gear

Silk Sleep Mask and Mack’s Ear Plugs. I never thought I’d be a sleep mask and earplugs guy, but old age changes everything. These products are great for getting a good night’s sleep, whether I’m at home, on an airplane, or in a noisy Airbnb.

10. Wealthfront

Wealthfront is a low-fee, all-in-one investing platform that provides you with access to a diversified portfolio of assets. If you have cash that you want to invest smartly over the long term, this is the easiest and best place to do it. I automatically send a percentage of each paycheck to my Wealthfront account and sleep easy knowing that my money is being put to work by smart people and a sophisticated algorithm.

If you have any products that have improved the quality of your life, shoot me an email at [email protected] to let me know!

For transparency, some of the links above are affiliate links, which means that if you decide to make a purchase, I will earn a commission at no additional cost to you. I have personally used all of these products and found them incredibly valuable. I’m recommending them to you with the hope that they will also help you improve the quality of your life, not because of the small commissions I will make. Please only purchase products that you feel you need or that will help you live a more conscious and fulfilling life.