Nighttime gives our brains a special kind of freedom that normally hides from sunlight. It brings the potential to equip you with insights you never dared to dream about before. Here’s how to unlock it.
Beyond the indulgence of holiday parties, sumptuous meals, and material gifts, we question what the winter holidays are really for and how we can create more mindful experiences––all about deeper connections and enriching conversations.
As we open our minds, prioritize well-being, and embark on a journey of intelligent living, we look deep into ourselves and find other––more mindful and genuine––ways to express our love and appreciation.
Do you feel like you could spend more time with your family? Are you looking for new ways to improve relationships with your friends? Would you like to establish new meaningful connections? The prompt card and board games may be the answer. Here's why.
Vision boards offer a blank canvas from which to consciously design your life on your own terms. Here, we look at tips on how to use vision boards, alongside other mindfulness tools, to turn abstract dreams into a 3D reality.
It’s impossible to step into the same river twice. Thus, with the constant flow of life, the perfect moment to reinvent ourselves is whenever we want it to be. And the new you can be born in a matter of minutes.
Vitality is the process of self-growth, creativity, awakening, and well-being. In this article, we share how you can cultivate vitality and stay present on your journey to unlocking the fullness of life.
Noticing lack of energy throughout the day? Having sudden cravings for comfort food? Experiencing seemingly inexplicable feelings of sadness? Most probably, you are dealing with SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder. Here's how to deal with winter blues.
Even if you’re short of time or facing a high-pressure period at work, there are quick and easy tools to help you feel revitalized and in tune with yourself. Here we look at some of our favorite, short-and-sweet mood boosters.
With the change of seasons outside our window come all sorts of inner adjustments parallel to meteorological swings. Feeling low in energy? We might know a few tricks that should boost your vitality in no time.
It is of immeasurable importance to acknowledge cultural differences in values and happiness. However, while there are some cultural universalities, there are also individual differences we need to rely on in shaping our happiness.
Why do we distract ourselves? Is it out of sheer boredom, fear of failure, or the feeling of loneliness? Whatever it is, we need to change the narrative from something that’s centered around shaming and guilt to something that provides us with the framework to cope with.
Rules can be either useful or restrictive, yet if you choose the ones that work best for you, magic will happen. Incredibly effective, the two-day rule will surprise you with its simplicity. Opt for this one.
Starting your day early, without snoozing the alarm and having time for yourself, can make your days more fulfilling, productive, and mindful. In this article, we’ll share with you a few tips on how to actually wake up in the morning with your energy levels up and not feel sleepy and tired for the rest of the day.
Meditation is a great way to combat stress, become more grounded in the now, and achieve mindfulness and happiness. Here, we offer some simple steps and basic techniques to help you make meditation a part of your routine.
In search of valuable lessons in life, we ask for wisdom, experience, knowledge, and intuition. And who’s been around in this world longer than mother nature? Here are 8 takeaways and insights we can learn from it.
Here’s a beginners’ guide on how to cope with mental illness, overcome the stigma that surrounds it, provide support to those coping in your environment, and shed some positive light on this difficult topic.
Rest may be effective and ineffective in equal measure. Hence, it’s important to correctly determine and interpret the undertow of our tiredness to be able to rest accordingly. Seven types of rest should do it.
Routines, structure, and mindful breaks can help you create healthy balance and essentially avoid burnout in the long run. In this article, we will explain how you can prioritize your well-being and prevent burnout with minimal effort.
Knowing when and how to ask for a mental health day off can play a crucial role in maintaining your emotional well-being and preventing a drop in your personal and business relationships, overall health, and happiness. Here's how.
While digging for the underlying reasons for why we’re so stressed out is useful and highly recommended, sometimes all we need is to get through the day. Try some of these 8 techniques for quick distressing, keep calm, and carry on.
Mastering negotiations requires grit, resilience, and an array of softer skills like empathy, mindfulness, and gratitude. Here we look at how you can bring those qualities into your negotiations and come up with the most value-adding, win-win solutions.
Communicating positively is about being intentional. As a leader, a parent, a partner, or a friend, we can all choose to use our words to do a little good. Here we look at the differences between positive and negative language, and offer immediate solutions.
Taking control of your financial future is a big part of leading an intelligent, conscious lifestyle. Here we look at both practical tips and mindset shifts you need to adopt to bring in financial abundance into your life.
Imagination is not only for escaping reality, it’s for creating it. You can never have a dream come true unless you have a dream and whatever you want to create, you need to first imagine. Your future lives in the projections of your mind.
Forgiveness is a journey—one of acceptance, of loving yourself, of knowing you are enough and worthy. Forgiving ourselves is one of the most extraordinary acts of compassion we can extend to ourselves, and here’s how you can do this.
Getting unstuck from a certain pattern of thoughts, beliefs, or emotions requires inner work, mindset change, and determination. Here, we guide you through the process of letting go and replacing negative beliefs.
Autumn resets our inner clocks, inspiring us to reevaluate our dreams, goals, intentions, plans, habits, and every other element on which we build our realities. Change is the only constant and fall carries it with style. Let it transform you, too.
Look at your gratitude practice as a self-development tool that helps you unleash your full potential and unlock the fullness of life. In order to help you commit to this habit, we have prepared these 9 tips to successful gratitude journaling.
The more inessential information is cluttering our mind, the more we fail to stay present, connected to our inner self, and focused on our well-being. Here is how you can improve your creative thinking by practicing mind-calming activities.
We've prepared 10 happiness-boosting habits that seem to be universal for all people who generally feel content and passionate about their lives; people who follow their purpose, live their dream life, and have a positive attitude.
As creators of the 5 Minute Journal app that thousands of our customers have downloaded, we’re happy to share a few tips on what to look for in a mindfulness app for a thoughtful and rewarding experience.
Mindfulness takes hard work and there are numerous obstacles. Knowing about those barriers make you less self-judgemental and more prepared to tackle them head-on. Here, we collect 10 most common obstacles to mindfulness and offer our suggestions on how to overcome them.
Tracking is a brilliant method of monitoring your evolution. Being able to see the nuances of the process makes you more aware of how much work you still need to put in to obtain your preferred results. Mood enhancement is no exception.
What does it truly mean to have high self esteem and to respect yourself? In this article, we identify what self-worth really means and look at all the different ways you can learn to love yourself and your life.
Alone time is a gift to yourself from yourself. The magic of intentional solitude gives us access to social life without forcing us into it, yet while loneliness is you craving connection with other people, aloneness is you craving connection with you. Still getting jitters? Read this article.
Everyone has an inner critic instilling doubt and fear, so how do we learn to silence that voice and take back control of our inner dialogue? We look at easy but highly effective tips by mental health experts to help you improve the way you talk to yourself—and consequently your quality of life.
Breakups can be painful, yet coming out such pain and loss offers a powerful opportunity to reinvent yourself and take your life to new levels. Here we look at expert tips on dealing with the grieving that occurs in the early stages of a breakup and how to reemerge stronger than ever.
Is anything less than working your fingers to the bone laziness? Of course not. And yet, the hustle culture has accepted this myth as a sacred truth. Your work is a bicycle, you can only ride it on two wheels – one of them is the grind, the other is rest.
Expanding your office outdoor does take some investment, such as working gear and outdoor furniture, however, spending time outdoors and reconnecting with nature is both healthy and gratifying. Here are some useful tips.
Don’t be afraid to take that time for yourself––it’s absolutely crucial that you do so. Become more proactive when it comes to making yourself a priority, taking the initiative to regain balance, and do your best to make your dream life a reality.
Any transition will evoke some feelings of resistance and anxiety. Here, we look at practical tips to combat the anxiety surrounding lifestyle changes, like returning to the office and doing business in-person, and share tips that will make the transition work for you.
We’ve all heard about sustainability by now, but what is it really about? Here we break down the key terminology and values you need to understand to live sustainably and feel empowered to join in the global discussion.
Anytime you leap, you extend the limits of your life by choosing to sacrifice one incarnation of yourself for another. You take a risk to gain eye-opening and horizon-broadening wisdom reserved for the brave ones. With the right attitude, it’s a priceless experience that can never be replicated.
It’s not just world leaders and people of power who can change the world. Small consistent habits and individual actions can have just as much, if not more of, an impact. Here’s how you can start making a difference today.
If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to instill a new habit, 30-day challenges can be a good start. While one month is not enough for a new habit or behavior to stick, it is a great way to get inspired and make a positive change in your life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.