How to Design a Better Sleep Environment

Few things are better than falling into bed at the end of a long day. And few things are worse than not being able to get the rest you need—whether you have trouble getting comfortable, falling asleep, staying asleep, or just feeling rested in the morning.  Sleep problems are not only frustrating, but they can […]

How to Design a Music Playlist for Ultimate Happiness

It’s hard to describe just how powerful music is when it comes to inspiring feelings! From lullabies to wedding songs and road trips to kitchen dance parties, there’s nothing like a good song or playlist to set the mood. And don’t even get me started on how important music is in movies. (Don’t believe me? […]

How Do I Get Motivated?

We all have things we want to achieve. Whether it’s losing weight, saving up for a down payment on a house, landing your dream job, or mastering a new skill, it’s human nature to want more out of life. Of course, it’s also human nature to want to eat french fries, waste time on social […]

How Can I Simplify My Life?

As I’ve worked to fine tune my ideas about happiness and “designing life” over the years, I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to talk to many different people about the things they love about their lives—and the things they wish were different. When I ask people what they want to change about their lives, I often […]

How a Gratitude Journal Can Combat Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are serious conditions. Whether you feel anxious or depressed from time to time, or have been diagnosed with a clinical disorder, the prospect of trying to break free of those negative feelings can be overwhelming. But what if there was something relatively simple that could help you through it? In the song […]

The Egg in Practice: Applying the Egg to Your Focus Statement

At Design.org, our primary goal is to help you design a life you love.  It’s not to help you stumble upon a life you love, wait for a life you love, or (heaven forbid) buy a life you love. We don’t believe in waiting for happiness; rather, we believe in creating it. We take the […]

Gaining Clarity

As long as there have been humans, those humans have sought clarity. We want answers to our questions, solutions to our problems, and resolutions to our conflicts. When something just feels “off”, we desire to make it right. Of course, it takes a lot of work to find those answers. Soul-searching, mind-bending, truth-revealing work. It’s […]

Receiving Simplicity

Complexity isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Today’s world glorifies complex problems, complex schedules, and complex algorithms. And all too often, we apply the same glorification to complexity in our personal lives:  “If my life is complex, then it’s important.”“If my life is complex, then it’s interesting.”“Complexity is a sign of intelligence.”  The truth, […]