Articles Tagged: <span>happiness</span>

Courage to Conquer Fear

Courage conquering fear is a tale as old as time: the superhero fights the villain; the explorer sails across an unknown ocean; the ragtag team of misfits takes on the corporate conglomerate. These tales are part of history and of legend, of fact and fiction, of movies, novels, museums, and bedtime stories. That’s all fine […]

Your Skeptical Design Eye Might be Keeping You From Happiness

As a designer, your skeptical design eye benefits you. After all, you need to look at things not necessarily as you see them, but as your audience will see them. To do that, you have to ask questions (a lot of questions). It’s important to question every method, every color choice, every constraint, and every […]

Consumption vs. Creation: How to Protect Yourself from “Too Much” 

“Too much” is a concept that many of us know all too well. The modern world is a hectic one, full of too much screen time, too much news, too much social media, too much turmoil. We have too much in our homes, too much on our calendars, and too much going through our heads. […]

Want Creativity? Try Spring Cleaning.

During springtime, the world is in bloom. But creativity doesn’t grow on trees. As much as we value creativity, it can be elusive. For every experience you have when creativity comes easily, you’ll probably have another one blocked by creative burnout. It can be a frustrating cycle. Creativity is a skill. It can be learned […]

The Keys to Flow and How to Find Your Focus

A lot of times, work can be difficult, tedious, or downright frustrating. We’ve all had those days that seem to drag on forever: the ideas don’t come, the energy isn’t there, and you can’t seem to stay focused on the task at hand. Those are the days that make you want to throw up your […]

Making the Most of Your Time at Home

With the COVID-19 pandemic in full swing, being stuck at home is the inevitable reality for people worldwide. These days, home isn’t just the place where you eat, sleep, and binge Netflix. It’s also the place where you work, homeschool your kids, go to church, grocery shop, and…just about everything else. When you’re physically stuck, […]

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 […]

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 […]