Zarina Smith

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6 Ways to Use Your Journal

Keeping a journal is such an amazingly simple and powerful practice. It can help with all kinds of challenges and bring clarity, insight and awareness in your everyday life. So, I often recommend starting (or restarting!) a journaling practice to both my friends and clients.<p>I'm not talking about a …

Test Your Swim Flexibility

<i>Lack of mobility could keep you from an optimal swim stroke and put you more at risk for injury.</i><p>How does your flexibility stack up? These five tests …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …

Notebook Addict of the Week: Journaling Saves

This week’s addict chooses Blueline notebooks as her drug– what a great stack! I love the labeled spines.<p>You MUST read the rest of the post at …

ON KEEPING A LOGBOOK

An expanded version of this post appears in my book, <b>Steal Like An Artist</b>.<p>“Writers are the custodians of memory, and that’s what you must become if …

How to Be a Better Writer: 6 Tips From Harvard’s Steven Pinker

U want 2B a better writer?<p>Good writing is often looked at as an art and, frankly, that can be intimidating. No need to worry. There are rules — even …

7 Journal Writing Prompts for Beginners

<i>Image source: Unsplash</i><p>Have you ever tried to keep a journal, but you haven't known what to write about? Did it end up being a boring list of things that you did in the past 24 hours? Did writing feel like a chore, rather than a rewarding, beneficial, or inspiring practice?<p>If you answered "yes" to …

Simplify and Find Your True Style with a 10-Item Wardrobe

It's a common conundrum: we have too many clothes and nothing to wear. Tailor your wardrobe into just 10 core pieces (plus extras), however, and you …

6 Questions to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life is fleeting. Moments are there for an instant and then they are gone. Do you enjoy these moments or do you merely use them as a means to an end? …

Happiness

Bullet Journalling Changed My Life

<i>This is a guest post by Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts</i><p>Two months ago, I started a bullet journal as a way of keeping track of all the things I …

Productivity Hack Of The Week: Keep A More Organized Notebook

Nothing trumps good, old-fashioned pen and paper when it comes to taking effective notes. Except maybe this trick.<p>Taking notes during meetings and throughout the day is a great way to stay organized and focused. Some of the most powerful people even do it to stay ahead of the competition, and it’s …

30 Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection and Self-Discovery

I often include different journal prompts on Weightless because I think it’s key to continually maintain a dialogue with ourselves. It’s part of …

Want to Be a Better Leader? Listen to These Podcasts

These shows are a great source of advice and inspiration for anyone in business.

The power of keeping a coding journal

25 Jun 2014<p><i>This post was inspired by the tool jrnl which has been mentioned on hacker news.</i><p>An innumerable number of thoughts go through you head as …

Tell Better Stories by Keeping a Diary

We all know that storytelling is a powerful tool to connect with an audience – but how are great stories created? I’ve found keeping diaries to be …

6 Ways to Be Productive Without Leaving Your Bed | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on</i> The Muse<i>, a Web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>It's no secret--we all love to be in bed. It's the ultimate place of relaxation, where you're completely free from the stresses of the day. If you're anything like me, you try to …

Sleep

How to Write a Journal: The Powerful Habit to Greater Happiness, Health & Brainpower

“<i>Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.</i>” <b>– E.L. Doctorow</b><p>Aretha Franklin, Isaac Newton, Abraham Lincoln, Andy Warhol, Leonardo Da …

Get to the Root of Problems with a Fishbone Diagram

When you encounter a problem, the most effective method of solving it is by getting to the root cause. You can create a fishbone diagram to help …

My Year with a Distraction-Free iPhone

In 2012, I realized I had a problem. My iPhone made me twitchy. I could feel it in my pocket, calling me, like the Ring called Bilbo Baggins. It …

Fast After 40: Master Your Stride

Hill Sprints<p>We begin to lose skeletal muscle mass in our mid-20s. But it turns out this loss is mostly confined to our faster (speed and strength) …

Is Age-Related Decline Inevitable?

Researchers measure power, efficiency in masters cyclists.<p>How does physical performance change as we get older? And how much of that is due to changing activity/training patterns, rather than age itself? These are tricky questions to answer, but masters athletes -- that growing cohort of people who …

10 Types Of People Who Are The Worst Of The Worst

1. People who sit on the outside seat, blocking the inside window seat on a crowded train, bus, subway.<p>This is not United Airlines, and you did NOT …

How To Avoid Stomach Problems While Running

New paper outlines six strategies that can prevent nausea and pit stops.<p>Bill Rodgers once quipped, “More marathons are won or lost in the porta-toilets than at the dinner table.” No kidding. Rare is the distance runner who hasn’t had some stomach or bowel distress during a race. And even though …

The 25 Golden Rules of Running

Time-tested, universally accepted axioms of the sport.<p>In most cases, these rules started out as a lightbulb over one runner’s head. After a while, that runner told a few running buddies (probably during a long run), word spread, and before you know it, coaches were testing it, sports scientists …