Self-development

12 Books to Elevate Your Vacation Reading List

We selected 12 reads that will add the most value to your leisure time. From eye-opening memoirs, through compelling fiction, to enlightening self-help – we’ve got you covered. Enjoy!

Self-development

Start a Digital Detox this Summer

The summer season–and the extra downtime it usually comes with–is the perfect opportunity to take a break from the screen, be more present, and engage in more productive activities. Here’s some practical advice on how to get started.

Self-development

The Art of Packing Light

We’ve prepared these practical tips and tricks on how to pack light for your vacation to prevent you from feeling weighed down by too much stuff and allow you to focus your energy on what matters most––the experience you’re having.

Self-development

How to Stay Present and Mindful on Your Vacation

It’s time to let go of expectations and control when it comes to vacations. Discover some practical tips on how to enjoy every moment as it comes, appreciate the unexpected, and enhance your holiday experience.

Self-development

News Flash: Doomscrolling Is Harmful To Your Health

The endless news cycle we consume takes its toll on our mental and physical health. Binging online negativity – doomscrolling – may be the most harmful way to stay informed. Choose news abstinence to live a longer and happier life.

Self-development

How to Sleep Better

For anyone looking to live a mindful and intelligent lifestyle, sleep is a fundamental part of the success recipe. Here we look at simple, practical ways to prime your body for sleep and improve your wellbeing.

Self-development

Body Neutrality: The Healthier Alternative to Body Positivity

Love and cherish your body, you only have one. Respect it for dealing so well with everything you put it through on a daily basis and appreciate it for keeping you alive. Your anatomy is so much more than its appearance.

Self-development

Time to Celebrate: 8 Tips for Writing and Delivering a Compelling Speech

Your speech is a gift to your audience. With the right approach and enough preparation, it can sweep your listeners off their feet. Whether it’s a wedding toast, commencement speech, or eulogy, keep our guidelines in mind and you will never again lose sleep over the stress of a live performance.

Self-development

Tear Up: Overcoming the Stigma of Crying In the Workplace

Even though crying is a natural human reaction, it makes people uncomfortable. Despite the high levels of stress, anxiety, and pressure that accompany us in a typical work environment, crying remains a frowned-upon reaction, yet it is the quickest attempt to defuse the tension.

Self-development

75 Journaling Prompts

Don’t know what to write about in your journal? Here are 75 journaling prompts that we’ve prepared for you to boost your inspiration, reflection, and self-discovery.

Self-development

How to Pick Up the Pieces and Rebuild Your Life

After a big personal or collective shift, coming back into life is both daunting and equally full of opportunity. Here, we look at how to start a new chapter with better habits, more mental strength, and brighter perspectives.

Self-development

Come, Take a Gratitude Walk with Us

Gratitude is a gift that keeps on giving. In combination with walking, it’s pure magic in motion. One step at a time, walk your body and mind into well-being, and your dreams into reality.

Self-development

At The Crossroads of Should and Must, Which One Will You Choose?

Every act of decision-making is a crossroad. The most common paths laid before us are should and must ― two very different energies, one tinted with a sense of duty, the other loaded with pure potential. Make sure you choose what is right, not what is easy.

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How to Create Your Own Spiritual Practice

Spirituality is such an abstract concept, loaded with unknowns and big question marks. But it's also a big part of living a conscious lifestyle. Here, we share an individual experience to help inspire you to create your own.

Self-development

Connecting to Your Intuition

Living life on your own terms means being able to tap into your intuition, often referred to as your "gut feeling." Here, we look at what some of the greatest modern-day thinkers have to say about tapping into your inner wisdom and living authentically.

Self-development

Mental Hygiene: Why Do We Need It

Mental health is about living a fulfilling life and unleashing your full potential. In this article, our goal is to shed light on what mental hygiene is, explain why it’s important, and give some advice on its maintenance.

Self-development

Connecting the Dots of a Clear Life Vision

Since we only have one life, we might as well live it to the fullest. Create a vision for yourself. Use your freedom, dare to dream, devise a plan with utmost specificity, and keep going. Clarity comes from engagement.

Self-development

The Importance of Giving

Being able to give makes us feel like we’re making a big impact on someone’s life, encouraging us to do more good and uncover a different perspective of happiness.

Self-development

Design Your Reality with Five Questions from Seth Godin

Reality can be successfully influenced, designed, and shaped to our liking with decisions, actions, and their consequences. Asking questions, five of them to be precise, provides guidance on the way to greatness.

Relationships

Why You Need Friends of Different Ages

Having friends of different ages and backgrounds can help you expand your horizons, become more empathetic and well-rounded. In this piece, we dive deep into the topic of friendship and discuss how to draw in friends who will enrich your life—irrespective of age group or social stereotypes.

Self-development

Here and Now: Staycation and Summer Essentialism

Squeezing the juice out of your current reality can generate the kind of fulfillment that can fortify your mental wellbeing against the monotony of the daily grind. Take a break, focus on what’s essential to you, and believe in the magic of the here and now.

Self-development

Emotional Diversity: A Deep Dive into Feelings

Emotional diversity is the spice of life. The emotional depth that each and every one of us carries inside is what allows us to keep improving the reality we live in. Are you ready to dive deeper into the ocean of emotions enchanted within you?

Self-development

How to Support Your Mental Health at Work

Focusing on mental health at the workplace has immense benefits for both the employee and the employer. That’s why we’d like to share several tips with you on how to support your mental health at work.

Self-development

Gaining Emotional Literacy with Plutchik’s Wheel

Emotions are energy in motion. Adding depth to who we are, they enable us to taste life in all its flavors. Yet, to understand them properly and harness their power we need tools. Enter the Plutchik's wheel.

Productivity

Productivity Planner & Its Role in Keeping You on Track During Hardship

Once the difficult times are behind us, we come to realize how hard it is to gain our life’s rhythm back. Let’s see what The Productivity Planner has to offer when it comes to staying on track despite the personal crisis.

Productivity

Stop Being Productive All The Time

Today, we want to present you with a different point of view, one that advocates to stop focusing on productivity all the time and commit time to you instead.

Self-development

Is Changing Our Brain a Matter of Changing Our Mind?

The wiring in our brains is not fixed, it’s adaptable. We can harness the power of neuroplasticity and take responsibility for our brains by transforming our minds. It is not easy but it is worth it. Wellbeing is a skill.

Self-development

Life-Changing Power of Gratitude: From Federal Prison to Enlightenment

Craig Stanland is a reinvention architect. After being sentenced to 2 years of Federal Prison and hitting his absolute rock bottom, he’s spent the past several years rebuilding himself through gratitude practice, journaling, and meditation.

Self-development

Emotional Intelligence and Its Role in Relationships

The deep understanding of emotions, sensitivity to signals of emotional shifts, total engagement in a relationship, and emotional stability and life satisfaction are the main benefits of developing emotional intelligence skills.

Self-development

How to Stay Sane During a Crisis

Life is neither designed for suffering nor for eternal, never-ending joy. Life is not black and white, it is what you make out of it. Every challenge is a new opportunity for growth and strength.

Morning Routine

Routines and Their Benefits

Life is a series of routines: they help us function against the chaos of the world and of our minds. They give us extra control and discipline.They bring wellness, harmony and structure into our everyday life. 

Self-development

Alone, Not Lonely: Benefits of Intentional Solitude

Intentional solitude is nothing to be fearful of. Au contraire, it’s bursting with potential and possibilities. The freedom in it may provide you with insights you’d never experience in the presence of others and enhance your relationship with yourself in more ways than one. 

Relationships

How to Write a Gratitude Letter to a Friend or a Loved One

Writing a gratitude letter is by far one of the best ways you can surprise someone dear to you. Here are some tips on how to compose a "thank you" letter.

Relationships

8 Pillars of a Strong Relationship

Here's a list of eight strong relationships pillars. Take some time to assess the strong sides of your partnership first. What is there to admire? What makes you proud about your relationship? 

Self-development

Intentions vs. Goals

Setting up intentions for your goals can do magic for your motivation, persistence, and your overall satisfaction in the process of achieving your goals.

Self-development

How to Add More Fun to Anything You Do

The purpose of life is to enjoy it. What better way to do that if not by indulging in more fun. Do more of what makes you happy and whistle your way through what brings you less joy but needs to be done. It’s all about your attitude.

Self-development

Is It Okay to Not Be Okay?

In this article, we’d like to talk about “being not okay”, with the goal of normalizing this state. We are so deeply conditioned into striving for okayness that we don’t realize we’re missing out on a lot by avoiding the state of un-okayness.

Self-development

Expectations vs. Reality: Dismantling The Trap

Life is unpredictable and expectations are no guarantee. The only certainty that can live up to your expectation is the blissful freedom from it and the simplest antidote is gratitude.

Self-development

How to Make Yourself and Your Mental Well-Being a Priority

To show up for your career and community, you have to show up for yourself first. In this article, we explain why emotional health is important and share some steps you can take to prioritize self-care and put mental well-being on your to-do list.

Self-development

What Is Impostor Syndrome & How to Overcome It

There are certain things we can do as individuals to overcome impostor syndrom stigma and live a rather fulfilling life. But first, let’s get acquainted with the phenomenon, as it’s the first step towards overcoming it.

Self-development

Understanding and Living With ADHD

We dive into this mental health condition to better understand its symptoms and the lifestyle choices that can help support those diagnosed with ADHD.

Self-development

Toxic Positivity: In Defense of Negative Emotions

Toxic positivity is forced happiness. It’s the assumption that despite your difficulties and challenges you should be cheerful. But life is a package deal, it comes with both light and darkness and we need an array of emotions to accept and deal with both.

Self-development

Blessings in Disguise: 7 Lessons on How to Fail Well

Not every failure leads to success, yet success is hardly possible without failure. The more we fail, the more likely we are to succeed. We’ve chosen 7 success stories to prove that defeat can lead to victory.

Self-development

Dealing With Grief and Loss

In this article, we’ll explain what grief actually is, share some common myths and facts, and, most importantly, share tips on how to deal with it in as healthy way as possible.

Relationships

Nurturing Emotional Wellbeing of the Whole Family

Maintaining good family mental health can be done through spending meaningful time together, building family routines, and implementing mindful activities. We’ve prepared a few tips and ideas on how to nurture your family’s emotional well-being.

Morning Routine

Creating Gratitude Family Rituals

Implementing the practice of gratitude into your family routine is an excellent way to gear young minds into a state of greater positivity and teach them to cherish and value the things they have.

Self-development

From Happiness to Flourishing in Five PERMAnent Steps

Flourishing is a state of sincere positivity and deep fulfillment in which our meaning is bigger than ourselves and our resilience stronger than adversity. Read on to find out how to create flourishing in your own reality.

Self-development

Goodbye Apathy: Combat Symptoms of Languishing

Mental health is a spectrum and languishing, the peculiar state between depression and wellbeing, is a serious risk factor. After reading this article you'll be well equipped with solid strategies to combat your feelings of emptiness.

Self-development

The Power of Daydreaming

Traditionally, having your head in the clouds was far from a compliment, but today the positive, constructive benefits of being a dreamer are becoming more prevalent. Find out more about the power of daydreaming and how to use your imagination to your advantage.

Self-development

Coping with Nostalgia to Rediscover the Joy of Now

At times, we can get so deeply entangled in nostalgia that we start denying the present. We can become attached to the beauty of the past with such intensity that we feel like that kind of happiness will never happen to us again. Here's how to let go of the past

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4 Tips to Cultivate Gratitude & Grow Child’s Brain with Positivity

How to raise a grateful child and nurture their positivity? Here’s what you can do as a parent, family member and a friend to nurture gratitude in the kids.

Self-development

Stop Chasing Happiness and Start Enjoying Your Life

In this article, we’ll cover some of the common misconceptions about happiness and explain the difference between chasing happiness and enjoying your life.

Self-development

The Effects of Perfectionism on Happiness and Success

Perfection is the absence of flaws. Perfection is a myth. Nobody and nothing can ever be truly perfect and yet so many of us fall victim to the pursuit of the impossible every chance we get.

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Expansive vs. Contracted: How Our Body Makes Decisions

The process of making a decision might take anything from a split second to infinity, yet, conscious or unconscious, it’s a complex occurrence in the mind and body. 

Self-development

5 Ways to Start Being More Sustainable

If you’d like to put your daily choices under control, it’s time to get informed and take more sustainable and conscious actions that lead to positive changes.

Self-development

Make Your Own Power Space

Just like having a dedicated workspace can help reduce distractions and make you feel empowered for a productive day in your home office, a power space is a spot at your home that’s filled with good energy, joy and items that inspire you.

Self-development

How to Become a Responsible Consumer

In this article, we’ll guide you through some of the basic principles of sustainable thinking and briefly remind you of some responsible and conscious shopping practices you can implement in your everyday life.

Relationships

How to Spend Quality Time with Your Loved Ones

Moments of joy and quality time spent together as a family is what helps us nurture our relationship and deepen our bond. Here’s a list of simple, engaging and mindful activities that facilitate spending quality time with your family.

Self-development

What Is Social Intelligence and Why Should I Develop It?

Understanding social roles, reading emotions, comprehending relationships, or effective listening. These are some of the social intelligence skills. Continue reading to discover what social intelligence is and how you can reap its benefits.

Self-development

The Five Languages of (Self) Love

The quality of our relationships with other people and ourselves is a direct result of the quality of work we invest in building and developing them. In this article, we analyze five love languages to help you understand the inner mechanisms of your relationships.

Self-development

Filtering Through the Noise: Useless Vs. Useful Criticism

The sooner we learn how to distinguish negative from constructive criticism, the richer our lives will become. In this article, we explain how you can do that.

Self-development

10 Habits for Inner Peace

In this article, we’ll describe several behaviors designed to bring you closer to achieving inner balance and calmness–habits for peace.

Self-development

Learning to Identify Who You Are

How to create our identity statement and adopt a set of values that no matter what will always guide us and help us decide which road to take? We answer some of these questions in this article.

Self-development

Guiding Lights: How to Choose Your Mentors Wisely

Finding a mentor has the life-altering potential to open up a whole new chapter in your journey. Here's how you can choose your mentor.

Self-development

The One-Size-Fits-All Approach To Motivation

Action creates motivation. Start simple and focus on the process rather than the goal. It will give you a sense of accomplishment that fuels motivation. With the destination in sight, it’s still all about the journey.

Productivity

Be More Productive with Time Blocking

Raising your productivity levels is a process, it doesn’t happen overnight. The time blocking method is an extraordinary tool, but using it requires you to know what you’re doing and why.

Morning Routine

Guide to Becoming a Morning Person

Our brains love routines. Here's a step-by-step guide of what you can do in the evening to prepare yourself for a good night sleep.

Self-development

Align Your Own Stars: Everyday Ideas for Positive Affirmations

Life is what you make it. If you recognize the power of affirmations as a force that can build you and your reality up, you might become unstoppable. In today’s article we give you examples of different affirmations you can use to attract abundance into your life.

Self-development

How to Prevent Burnout and How to Heal From It

The best way to prevent burnout is to implement a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Although you can’t always prevent stress from happening, you can choose how you prepare for it and how you react to it.

Self-development

Learning to Say "No"

With blurred boundaries, we often find it hard to determine whether it’s okay to reject an offer. Is there a way to say “no” without hurting other people’s feelings? What can “no” mean in a broader sense? Let’s explore that topic further.

Self-development

Free Yourself From Old Narratives and Write a New One

We live by creating stories – from our past, altered memories, false self-beliefs, or someone's expectations. How do we change our narrative? Here's how to start from a clean slate. 

Self-development

How to Hold Yourself Accountable

You can accomplish your goals through consistency, persistence, and motivation. That means staying in the game even when things get rough. Here's how.

Self-development

The Metamorphosis: How to Get Tougher than the Tough Times

Can we prepare for anything that life throws at us? Not really. However, there are certain grounding mechanisms and strength practices that we want to share with you today to help you navigate challenging times in your life.

Self-development

How to Make Stress Your Friend

It’s time to make a positive change and befriend your stress. In this article, we explain how to acquire certain skills, change your habits, and take control of how you feel about stress.

Self-development

How to Draw the Line Between What You Do and Who You Are

Today the ‘border’ between our work life and our personal life is barely visible. It's time to set clear boundaries, redraw the line between who we are and what we do, and redefine our approach to our career. 

Self-development

In Celebration and Appreciation of Women

Today we celebrate women in all their might and glory. We see you, we love you, and we thank you.

Self-development

Inspiration Time: New Ideas for Things to Be Grateful for

We’ve prepared a list of different categories and things you can be grateful for to assist you on your journaling experience and to guide you on your journey to appreciation, mindful living and self-growth. 

Self-development

6 Ways to Deal With Daily Challenges and Obstacles

This article is a framework for dealing with tough and challenging moments in life. We’ll share some useful tips and additional reading resources that will guide you towards living a happier life and having a lighter approach to daily challenges and obstacles.

Self-development

The Gift of a Day Off: How to Properly Enjoy It

A single day off has the power to rebuild you, recenter you, and reconnect you with your purpose. Here’s how to spend your free time to regain mental and physical stamina you need in order to become the best version of yourself.

Productivity

What is The Focus Time Technique and How to Make It Work for You

The Focus Time technique is one of the simplest time-management methods that could change your life completely: it allows you to work uninterruptedly on a task in 30-minute increments, and then have a mindful five-minute break. Learn more why this technique works.

Self-development

Emotion Management to Help You Deal with Procrastination

Procrastination is an emotional issue that needs resolution by using logic, reason, and emotional investment. In this article, we explain how.

Choose Gratitude Free Phone Wallpapers

Put your positive vision and affirmations on display with this beautifully designed set of free phone wallpapers. Let the words that motivate us motivate you, too. Keep your phone looking chic, sophisticated and inspiring.

Self-development

How to Cultivate Gratitude Within a Team

We've prepared this short and straightforward team gratitude guide for all the leaders out there who’d like to make a positive change among their team.

Self-development

Twilight Rituals: The Power Of A Nighttime Routine

Our evening routine is as important for our success and wellbeing as what we do with our time in the morning. In today’s article we go over the twilight rituals and self-care practices that will prepare you for a good night’s sleep.

Productivity

Productivity vs Focus

In this article, we discuss productivity versus focus and answer some of this topic’s most important questions: why do we get distracted and how to enter the focus flow.

Self-development

Redefining Success

Let’s redefine success. Let’s discover various viewpoints on this universally important phenomenon, gain insights, explore different perspectives, and engage in personal growth.

Good News

Good News of the Week

Students open free grocery store to help Texas families in need; Massachusetts man creates card game to celebrate Black history and culture; and other positive news of the week.

Self-development

How to Be Happy

How do we become happy? Where does happiness come from? What is happiness? This is the ultimate guide on how to be happy and find your source of inner balance, joy, and life satisfaction.

Self-development

You Do You: How to Be Yourself and Own Your Space in the Universe

The moment you discover and accept your most authentic self, you transcend the material world. You become liberated, stripped away of the inessential, and free to fully own your life. In this article, we discuss how you can own your space in the universe.

Self-development

Minimalist House Tour: Why Less Is More Than Enough

To help you make room for minimalism in your life, we’ve created a structured representation of its most important assumptions. Welcome to our minimalist house tour.

Self-development

Proaction vs Reaction: The Art of Taking Control

How often do you feel like your mood and actions depend on external circumstances? In this article, we discuss two terms – 'proaction' and 'reaction' – that influence our behaviour.

Good News

Good News of the Week

A 10-year-old boy cleans snow off cars of hospital workers to say thank you; and other positive news of the week.

Self-development

How to Find Balance in Your Life

Achieving balance begins with setting up a positive mindset and progresses to better organization and life satisfaction. In this article, we’ll share with you everything we know about finding balance in life.

Self-development

Why We Sabotage Our Own Happiness

Self-sabotage is engaging in actions that ultimately get in the way of our primary intention and final goal. Continue reading to discover what are the best antidotes for stopping yourself from taking risks and living the life of your dreams.

Self-development

Flaws And All: Self-Compassion For Beginners

In the event of misfortune, how do we calm our inner critic and at the same time take full responsibility for our lives? Through self-compassion.

Good News

Good News of the Week

Virginia neighbors found a way to show UPS driver how much he is appreciated, and other positive news of the week.

Self-development

The Power of NOW

The truest path to living a conscious and fulfilled life is to be present in the now. How does one achieve the state of presence? How to live your life to the fullest, right here, right now? Continue reading and discover how to embrace the current moment.

Productivity

Getting Things Done Even When You Don’t Feel Like It: A Simple Guide

We’ve all experienced those days when rolling out of bed and getting things done seem like an impossible mission. As much as we love our jobs, it’s challenging to be productive and motivated all the time. Here are a few simple tips to help you get started.

Self-development

How to Stop Making Excuses, Complaining and Judging

Complaining, judging, and making excuses. At a glance, these seem unrelated, apart from the fact that they have destructive potential. In this article, we’re going to tackle all three of them, analyze them, explain, and see what can be done to overcome these behaviours.

Self-development

12 Pathways To Getting Better At Being Good

As the best-selling author Sheryl Strayed explains, goodness is an act of being and doing. Yet, as challenging and complicated as being good might feel, simple acts of kindness have the power to guide us in the right direction. In this article, we explore different paths to getting better at being good. 

Good News

Good News of the Week

A woman celebrated her 53rd birthday with 53 acts of kindness; artist from California creates portraits of essential workers; and other good news of the week.

Self-development

Self-Growth Books: 15 Best Personal Development and Self- Improvement Books

In this article, you’ll have a chance to read a short synopsis of our favorite self-growth books on how to improve your lifestyle, find purpose and unleash your full potential.

Self-development

Outdoor Therapy: Benefits of Reconnecting with Nature

Nature is crucial to our mental and physical wellbeing, and it has healing powers. We are born from the earth and we will one day turn back into it, which makes our relationship with Mother Nature of vital importance. In this article, we explore how we can care for this bond and continue to rely on it.

Self-development

What Is a Fixed Mindset: How Having a Fixed Mindset Could Be Holding You Back?

In this article, we’ll focus on the opposite concept on growth mindset, the fixed mindset, and give you a new perspective on why and how this way of thinking can restrain you in life, and what are first steps to change.

Self-development

How to Become More Conscious in Everyday Life

Full presence gives us more control over our lives and makes us more efficient in everyday activities. If you’re looking for ways to be more conscious and present in everyday life, here are 9 habits you can implement into your day-to-day life to live more mindfully.

Self-development

The Art of Life According to Ancient Stoic Philosophers

The school of thought that is both closest to our hearts at Intelligent Change and has the most practical application of its principles is stoicism. Let's explore bits of stoic wisdom together.

Self-development

13 Habits of Successful People

The road towards success is a challenging one. We talked to the successful people we know and discovered their routines and habits. Instilling some of these habits of successful people might help you remain in balance while moving closer to achieving your goals and living the life of your dreams

Good News

Good News of The Week

In the first week of 2021, hundreds of locals in Indonesia have helped to clear 110 tons of plastic off four beaches, and other positive news of the week.

Good News

Good News of the Week

A Colombian man opens a free community library after collecting books that were thrown away for 20 years; and other good news of the week.

Self-development

To The Moon And Back: Self-love For Beginners

Self-love is prioritizing your happiness and well-being in a healthy and self-compassionate manner while consciously working towards maximizing your potential to live out your dreams and lead the life of purpose. In this article, you will discover how to practice self-love.

Self-development

Finding Your Purpose in Life

Do you struggle with finding your purpose in life? Here are some tips on what you can do to find or enhance your sense of purpose in life.

Self-development

How to Have Your Best Year Ever: Annual Planning Practice

Reviewing your past year and creating a vision for the following year is important if you want to live the life of your dreams. In this article, we share with you tips on how you can plan your next 12 months with purpose and mindfulness.

Self-development

Home Sweet Home: How to Create an Atmosphere of Gratitude

Transforming your space into a sanctuary of gratitude is not that hard of a job, although it does require an open mind and a bit of time and dedication. In this article, we share how to create an atmosphere of gratitude at your home.

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Good News of the Week

WWII veteran made hundreds of wooden toys to give away to kids; and other positive news of the week.

Self-development

10 Simple and Powerful Lessons From Famous Thought Leaders

We’ve prepared an inspirational article with simple but powerful stories and productivity quotes from famous entrepreneurs, artists and thought leaders.

Self-development

How to Plan Your Day, Your Week, Your Year

Learning how to plan your day, plan your week, as well as plan your year can truly change the way you see the world. In this article, we share some best tips on how to do that.

Productivity

How to Set Achievable Goals: Step by Step Guide

The metric of your success is you and your achievable goal-list. In this article, we share with you step by step guide to setting relevant, achievable and smart goals.

Self-development

How to Feel Grateful When Life Gets Hard

Practicing gratitude when life is hard should be both about acknowledging the suffering and taking action towards a positive change. In this article, we share five tips for feeling more grateful when going through a rough patch.

Self-development

The 1% Changes To Create Successful Habits

A step by step system for using tiny changes to create long term successful habits.

Good News

Good News of The Week

Sprout, a Danish company, launches biodegradable pencils you can grow trees and plants from; and other good news of the week.

Self-development

How to Embrace Change in Your Life

Although change is a normal and necessary part of human life, accepting it can be a real challenge. Still wondering how to embrace change? Here is how.

Self-development

The Five Key Relationships That Will Help You Become the Best You

Relationships we have with others directly influences the level of our happiness and success. In this article, we uncover the five key relationships that will help you become the best you.

Good News

The Good News of the Week

After recovering from COVID-19, patient finds and thanks all 116 health-care workers who saved his life, and other good news of the week.

Relationships

The Art of Interesting Small Talk: 5 Actionable Tips

Vanessa Van Edwards shares 5 actionable tips to take small talk feel like a chore to engaging and enjoyable.

Relationships

Steal This Simple Tip For a Happy Relationship

Do you make this "mistake" as you first walk in the door? Here is one simple tip for a happy relationship.

Good News

Good News of the Week

A woman reunites with 1st grade teacher who taught her to speak English 40 years ago, and other uplifting news of the week.

Self-development

Reflective Journal: How to Write One and Prompts

Keeping a reflective journal is one of the most common ways of keeping a diary. Many people use it to write about their experiences, impressions, feelings, or doubts to gain an insight into their inner life. In this article, we give you some tips on how you can keep a reflective journal.

Self-development

How You Can Spread Joy This Holiday

This holiday season may differ from last year’s, yet we believe it can be even more empowering, meaningful and mindful. Here are some ideas how you can spread joy.

Productivity

Why Gratitude Is Important in Business

Practicing gratitude at work makes us happier, more connected to others, and enhances the sense of belonging and respect at work. Here is a list of tips and activities that can help you implement gratitude at the workplace. 

Good News

Good News of the Week

12-year-old Tommy Rhomberg helps victims rebuild from the massive derecho storm that hit Iowa in August by making baseball bats all by himself, and other good news of the week.

Self-development

5 Tips for Mindful Gift Giving

In this article, we want to share with you five tips that will help you embrace mindfulness during the holiday season and discover joy of meaningful gift giving from the heart.

Good News

Good News of the Week

Special Olympian Chris Nikic becomes first person with Down's syndrome to complete Ironman triathlon, offering lessons in perseverance and hope; and other positive news of the week.

Productivity

20 Productive Things to Do When You’re Bored

In this article, we’ll give you 20 suggestions on what to do when you get bored and want to turn that low tide into a high tide. Whether you’re experiencing boredom at home or at work, we believe there’s something here for everyone. 

Productivity

Eight Habits of Highly Productive People

It may seem that success is more about fixed traits like intelligence, personality, or the background you were born in, the reality is quite different. It’s all about building productive habits. In this article, we share 8 of them.

Good News of The Week

In a world first, a Swedish brand Felix opened a grocery store where products are priced on their climate impact; and other good news of the week.

Good News of the Week

The Strand bookstore in New York was saved from closure by its devoted customers and book lovers; a man donates collection of 25,000 baseball cards to 9-year-old who lost all hers in wildfire; and other positive news of the week.

Self-development

20 Types of Journals to Keep

In this article, we discover why it's important to be a journaler; analyze 20 types of journals that are out there; and explain how you can benefit from keeping each of them.

Relationships

Practicing gratitude as a couple

If you feel like your relationship is going through a rough patch, or you’d simply like to further strengthen your bond, improve communication, and implement a positive change, consider starting a new healthy habit–practicing gratitude as a couple.

Good News of the Week

A 7-year-old-boy makes his life all about positive energy and opens a huge food pantry; Kevin Hart hosted MDA Telethon and raised $10.5 million; and other positive news of the week.

10 Benefits of Gratitude

Imagine waking up and falling asleep with positive thoughts every single day. Sounds awesome, right? In this article, we explain and share the science-backed benefits of gratitude.

Self-development

Four Tips on How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Getting off social networks can be beneficial temporarily, but it won’t prevent you from feeling bad when you fall into the social comparison trap. So, what do you do then? Here are 4 steps.

Productivity

10 Productivity Hacks

Having trouble maintaining your productivity levels? We got you. Here is a list of 10 life-changing productivity hacks. We suggest that you take it slowly: one hack at a time.

Morning Routine

Morning Routine to Boost Productivity

We’ve prepared a list of productivity morning routine tips to help you get the best out of the brightest part of the day.

Self-development

Good News of the Week

Cow hugging is a new Dutch way of boosting mental health; Boston Hospital grows "food medicine" in organic farm on its roof; new sustainable initiative from Ikea, and other positive news.

Productivity

How to Stay Focused and Work Uninterruptedly

This article is applicable to any working and studying environment, and it offers a list of advice on how to stay focused and reach a whole new productivity level.

Good News of The Week

Doctors can now prescribe time in nature to help fight anxiety; Greek athlete carried disabled woman to the highest peak of Olympus, and other upbeat news of the week.

Five Minute Journal

Benefits of Journaling: The Science and Philosophy Behind Keeping a Diary

Why should you keep a journal? What are the benefits of journaling? In this article, we guide you through journaling benefits for mental health, well-being and happiness in all areas of your life.

Productivity

How to Be More Mindful at Your Work Desk

Is there a way to keep the enthusiasm and feel happy at the workplace in times like these? Of course–the answer is mindfulness. If you’d like to learn how to be mindful at your desk, prioritize your mental health and maintain emotional well-being at work, continue reading this article.

Good News of the Week

New studies showed how gratitude to strangers can enhance our happiness and well-being; for the first time in the 173-year history, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) gave a gold medal to a black architect; and more positive news.

Self-development

What Is Growth Mindset and How to Achieve It

A growth mindset is an approach to life in which people believe that their talents, intelligence, and abilities can be developed further. Learn how to switch from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset and achieve your goals in every area of your life.

Self-development

Present Day – How Social Media Detox Helps Restore Your Energy

Mimi Ikonn, partner at Intelligent Change, talks about why it is so important to practice weekly social media breaks; how screen time detox helps restore your energy and declutter your mind; and shares the first steps to take in order to connect with your inner self.

Self-development

How to Create a Positive Mindset and Attitude in Life

A positive mindset is a game-changer, as it will further elevate and improve your attitude and behavior, and make you a happier person in the process.This article is all about showing you what, how, and why of achieving a positive mindset and attitude in life, so let’s get started.

Self-development

The Power of List-Making

Lists go beyond the tasks to accomplish or things you need to buy. Lists are an easy and effective way to reconnect with how you feel about what’s going on in your life, understand what truly matters, determine where you’d like to go next. Here are some ideas for list-making.

Self-development

The Power of Affirmations

The goal of this article is to teach you about positive affirmations and help you turn those self-doubts and negative thoughts into inspiring daily affirmations.

Productivity

Best Time Management Tips

Would you like to become the person who gets more things done in a day? If the answer is yes, you could probably use some good time management tips we cover in this article.

Five Minute Journal

The Ultimate Gratitude Journal Guide

A step by step actionable guide to why and how to keep a gratitude journal.

5 Screen-Free Activities to Create Meaningful Rituals with Children

Family rituals are emotionally meaningful experiences that enhance a sense of belonging and strengthen family-child bonds. Below are 5 activities to do with children, designed to build simple but profound rituals and preserve heart-warming memories for years to come.

A Simple Gratitude Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Download our free, simple and fun scavenger hunt that is designed to focus young minds on good things in their lives, fostering gratitude and creating memories.

Five Minute Journal

Building sustainable future together

This unprecedented time and the current crisis is a defining moment for all of us to build a more resilient and sustainable future. The future of real, positive changes based on fundamental principles of human rights, equality and sustainability.

Morning Routine

How Tim Ferriss Uses The Five Minute Journal - 6 Tips For New Journalers

Tim Ferriss, The New York Times best-selling author, admits that taking notes and journaling are two activities that help brainstorm, focus and reduce anxiety. In this article, we reveal 6 ways of how Tim Ferriss does his gratitude journal to gain focus and appreciation.

Our Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

The COVID-19 pandemic has left no human being or business untouched. At the same time, we believe this is an incredible opportunity for all of us to show up and lend a helping hand to those in need.

A Free Guide To Introducing Growth Mindset Concepts To Children

If you're a teacher looking to teach your students gratitude, positivity, and how to use their mind as a tool—this Teacher's Kit will guide you through the lessons, activities, and questions to ask your students.

Self-development

Your Mess Is Your Message

Cathy Heller is the author of Don't Keep Your Day Job sharing wisdom, anecdotes, and practical suggestions from successful creative entrepreneurs and experts. In this post, she details heartbreaking losses and failures of her and others, and yet, still finding success.

Self-development

How to Navigate Change

Here is an excerpt from Neil Pasricha's new book: You Are Awesome. It's a heartfelt book on cultivating resilience, spending your time more wisely, and becoming a happier human.

Self-development

Best of 2018 Intelligent Tuesday

The best of 2018 Intelligent Tuesday happiness, productivity, and mindfulness tips from the year.

Self-development

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Intelligent Change's 2018 Self-Improvement Gift Guide

Productivity

4 Wiser Questions to Become a Productivity Superstar (for you)

4 "Better" productivity questions to help you save years of agony, false expectations, and a healthier concept of self-worth.

Productivity

6 “Lazy” Productivity Examples with Great Results

Use these 6 examples to be highly productive on limited time.

Five Minute Journal

11 Celebrity Five Minute Journalers

11 Celebrity Five Minute Journalers from Tim Ferriss to Emma Watson and More.

Self-development

Elimination Planning: 5 Questions To Improve Your Productivity

The 5-Step Process to helping you become more productive by eliminating what makes you unproductive.

Self-development

9 Conventional (and Not So Conventional) Mindfulness Techniques of Top Performers

9 conventional and unconventional mindfulness techniques used by top performers in their field from CEOs, authors, artists, and more with descriptions of each.

Productivity

The REAL reason why you procrastinate

If you’ve ever charted a course toward a goal and quickly gave up, odds are you have an immunity to change. These 4 questions help you overcome procrastination. 

Five Minute Journal

The Five Minute Journal Questions

Here are the 5 questions contained within The Five Minute Journal and how you can use them to become happier

Self-development

Best of 2017 Intelligent Tuesday

The best of 2017 Intelligent Tuesday resources on happiness, productivity, fulfillment and more as decided by our 100,000 readers and personal favorites.

Productivity

1% Gains for How to Increase Productivity: The Ultimate Guide

A complete guide to tiny productivity gains that will help you beat procrastination and become more effective.

Productivity

The Hidden Reasons Why You Procrastinate and How to Stop

A step by step process for stopping procrastinating and propelling yourself into action. Includes bonus PDF guide.

Productivity

Use This 7-Column Goals Planner gSheet to Achieve Your Passions

This goals planner spreadsheet will turn your personal goals into tangible, clear next action steps. Get the Spreadsheet Template inside.

Productivity

How do you complete a three-month project in one day? Parkinson's Law

How do you complete a 3-month project in one day? How do you cut meeting times in half. Hint: Parkinson's Law.

Self-development

6 Findings After Researching 1,000 Self-Help Articles the Last 6 Months

After researching 1,000s of self-help resources, here are 6 key findings.

Productivity

The 4-step time management audit to achieve any goal

A step by step guide for auditing your time management and how you can identify gaps in your schedule to achieve any goal.

Self-development

Intelligent Tuesday: Best of 2019

The best resources on joy, productivity, and self-fulfillment that has enhanced our lives in 2019. 

Productivity

Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done Book Notes

Jon Acuff’s book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done is one of the great productivity books we’ve read. Here are book notes we compiled to be actionable for starting and sticking with a goal.

Five Minute Journal

4 Ways to keep a gratitude journal practice fresh and useful [PDF]

4 Actionable tips to keep a gratitude journal fresh and useful.

Productivity

How to make your goals in life suck less

Your goals in life and habits can quickly become routine and stale. Here is how you keep them fresh.

Self-development

How to set more effective personal goals

Use the habit building buffer zone to set more effective personal goals. Here's how.

Five Minute Journal

How to REALLY do The Five Minute Journal

Actionable tips on how to get the most out of The Five Minute Journal

Relationships

Is Masculine or Feminine Energy Your Strength?

Use this post to identify your masculine or feminine energy and how you can harness it to your advantage.

Productivity

How to Stop Procrastinating and Become More Productive

What if you could solve your procrastination issue today? Use these actionable tips for how you can stop procrastinating and get into action. 

Self-development

It’s Not About Passion, It’s About Your Purpose in Life

Enter Ryan Holiday, best-selling author of the Obstacle is the Way and former marketing director for American Apparel, to talk about why following your purpose in life is much better than passion

Morning Routine

The power of keeping a daily morning routine [VIDEO]

What does the first hour of your day look like? Do you have a powerful morning routine that sets your day up for success?

Self-development

Two Awesome Hours by Josh Davis Book Notes

Book notes from the book, "Two Awesome Hours: Science-Based Strategies to Harness Your Best Time and Get Your Most Important Work Done" by Josh Davis