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This One Small Tweak Will Make You a Meditation Expert

I don't know about you, but I find meditation really hard. Like, <i>really</i> hard. I know it can help with just about everything from sleep to happiness, …

Meditation

What's All The Hype About Using A Gratitude Journal?

Ok, a few years ago, if you had asked me to fill out a gratitude journal every day because it would be good for me, I would have laughed. I probably would have told you that there would be no point in it. I probably would have told you that I didn't have much to be grateful for so it would be a …

7 Habits For A Mindful, Stress-Free Morning Routine

If you consider yourself a member of the stressed-out crowd, it's time to rethink your mornings.<p>One of the best stress-management techniques I've …

Mindfulness

How To Become More Mindful Using Nothing But A Journal

When you think of mindfulness, what do you picture? Is it a luxurious savasana at the end of a yoga class? An afternoon spent perched on a meditation …

Mindfulness

How to Keep a Productivity Journal that Helps You to Improve

Currently, I am working on a course; it is about the strategy to increase productivity. The idea of this course is to develop your daily productivity …

Productivity

6 Psychological Benefits of Writing Things Down

Human beings have long been fond of jotting things down. In fact, the Kish Tablet is the oldest written document that mankind has to hand – and it’s …

Productivity

Tip of the Day 10/27

Writing in a journal every day is the best way to boost your mood, surge your creativity and increase your learning potential.

Productivity

Why You're Probably Using To-Do Lists Wrong

If you're only using lists to track action items, you're missing a huge opportunity.<p>"In the United States, we are so focused on tallied success when it comes to the work place," says Moorea Seal.<p>We've reached peak "To Do List," with countless frameworks, organizing principles, ordering suggestions …

A Simple Outline for Writing a Killer Book Blurb

In my last post, I mentioned that I’ve been working on a novella (and shared some reasons why you should write one of your own!). This week, I’ve …

The Science of Journaling: Why Writing Things Down Makes You More Productive

A few months ago, I was tasked with starting Shopify’s own ecommerce store and the idea for The Stockroom was born: a place where ambitious …

Entrepreneurship

You Can Write Your Way Out of an Emotional Funk. Here’s How.

James Pennebaker, a distinguished professor at the University of Texas, got married right out of college in the early ‘70s. Three years after his …

Writing

Why the Humble Notebook Is Flourishing in the iPhone Era

I have never had a healthy relationship with notebooks. I hoard them by the dozens, I spend hours filling them, I have them shipped across the …

Productivity

If you are in business why would keeping a journal be important?

If you are in business why would keeping a journal be important?<p>Often we imagine business people who are driven and highly focused.<p>They rush from one …

Productivity

How to Improve Your Handwriting

By:Dee Martinez21 Comments<p>Top<p>Analogue doesn’t seem to have a place in such a digital world; however, there seems to be a resurgence of basic pen and …

Calligraphy

The Multifaceted Benefits of Keeping a Mindfulness Journal

We’ve been hearing more and more about the importance of mindfulness from mental health experts and spiritual guides around the world. From Western …

Mindfulness

The Care and Keeping of Notebooks: A Reading List

I found my favorite notebook—a red Moleskine, narrow-ruled, hardback—at the Harvard Book Store while on vacation. I liked its bold color. Someone had …

7 Tips on Finding Your Ideal Journal

For those new to journaling, or those getting back into journaling, it's easy to get started. All you need is a pen, your thoughts, and a good …

Productivity

Fountain pen friendly paper: Notebooks, Notepads & Diaries - Journal

Fountain pens are having somewhat of a renaissance – they’re our bestselling pen variety at Milligram, quite a change from five years ago when people …

5 Tools For Writers: A Roundup - Writer's Life.org

<b>5 Tools For Writers: A Roundup</b><p>Hello! Welcome to the Writer’s Life Roundup of 5 Tools For Writers. Today’s topic is an overview of 5 commonly used …

WTF Is A Bullet Journal And Why Should You Start One? An Explainer

I'm low-key obsessed.<p>In late December, one of my favorite bloggers mentioned she was thinking of starting something called a "bullet journal." As someone who used to be a pretty prolific journaler but who has since gotten out of the habit, I was super intrigued. I followed her link to learn more …

The Simple Morning and Evening Ritual That Will Give You Incredible Mental Strength

Challenging times demand resilience. This simple but powerful habit will help you cultivate it.<p>Think you're having a rough couple of days? (Or even a rough couple of years?) Then take a minute to consider what TEDxLehighRiver speaker Sarah Trimmer went through between 2011 and 2015: besides losing …

Keeping a project journal

Have you ever felt insecure when starting a project? Usually, I feel excited, as it means a new challenge that I will face with other Lullabots. …

Productivity

Ink Review: Papier Plume Streetcar Green

Continuing the Papier Plume ink obsession, today’s review is the Streetcar Green from the New Orleans collection as well. I purchased this in the …

Streetcars

I tried a Bullet Journal…and it changed my life

Everybody’s got their primary stress point, and for me, it’s feeling overwhelmed. I’m a student and I work, so I tend to pack my days to the brim—but …

Productivity

Organize Your 2017 with These DIY Planners

As we slowly say goodbye to 2016 (bye Felicia!) and welcome in 2017 (can’t come soon enough!) we need to pay some attention to being organized, so …

The Bullet Journal Works Because It Soothes Your Panicky Mind

A sad truth about productivity aspirations: Sometimes, maintaining a system that’s supposed to make your life easier can feel like the hardest part. …

Productivity