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5 Mental Exercises to Try When You’re Creatively “Stuck”

Feeling creatively “stuck” is remarkably frustrating. Whether you need to tap into your creativity for work, or just want to enjoy yourself and stretch your creative muscles, that creative burnout can really be a buzzkill. At Design.org, we believe in training yourself to think thoughts that will lead you to creativity and happiness. (It’s why […]

Relaxing Hobbies to Lower Stress During Quarantine

While the world is struggling to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are struggling to control the personal anxiety we might be feeling about the situation. The uncertainty surrounding health, job security, finances, and more is enough to leave any of us feeling a little anxious.  Being quarantined can feel very […]

6 Healthy Ways to Deal with Coronavirus Anxiety

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed life as we know it. Schools and businesses are closed (many indefinitely), people are having to navigate working from home and/or homeschool their kids, going to the grocery store is an ordeal, and we’re living a spring without basketball or spring training. And that’s not even mentioning the sickness […]

Finding Connection During Social Distancing

Over the past few days and weeks, social distancing has become the norm for people around the world. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are staying home unless absolutely necessary, and are limiting contact with other people (especially physical contact). It’s an extreme (and hopefully effective) response to a once-in-a-lifetime global event, and let’s […]

The Four Ways Better Sleep Protects Your Health (and How to Get Better Sleep!) 

When it comes to staying healthy, there are a few tips that always make the lists of “best practices.” A healthy diet and regular exercise are a given, of course, but there’s another one—my favorite one, in fact—that you see pretty often as well: getting good sleep. Getting good sleep is absolutely essential if we’re […]

How to Leave the Winter Blues Behind You

When winter first begins, it’s exciting. You pull out your favorite coat (hopefully you’ll find some cash from last year in the pocket), you break out the recipe for your favorite soup, and you get excited about celebrating the holidays with family and friends. But you know what they say about too much of a […]

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 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 […]