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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Relationships

Steal This Simple Tip For a Happy Relationship

Do you make this "mistake" as you first walk in the door? Steal This Simple Tip For a Happy Relationship.

Self-development

The 1% Changes To Create Successful Habits + [BONUS PDF]

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

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