Today's round-up is about:

  • Alternative journalling
  • Creativity for wellbeing
  • Getting things done
  • Building habits
  • And much more...

January Achieved

One of my goals for 2023 is to explore alternative methods of journaling.

I've chosen to keep an embroidery journal. Each icon in the photo below represents something that happened in January.

This is my process:

  • At the end of the day, I write a sentence about what has happened (a traditional, one-sentence journal entry).
  • I decide on an icon/motif to represent something from my day.
  • I add the date, sentence, and icon to a database (including a checkbox to say whether or not I have stitched it).
  • Every few days, I stitch my icons and mark them as 'stitched' in my database.

This year-long challenge is an exercise in wellbeing for me. Journalling - reflecting essentially - is such a positive practice. My two favourite ways to relax are creativity and learning - this project encompasses both.

If you click on the tweet above and look at some of the replies, you will see I added a short video tour of my January journal segment. I'd love to know what you think.


If you fancy flexing your creative muscles, why not try blackout poetry?

Below is an example from Austin Kleon, and here's a web app that allows you to try making your own poetry online.

'The Map is Not the Territory by Austin Kleon


The Red Carpet Technique of Getting Things Done
What if you could visualise your day for maximum success? Here’s how.
How to get things done when you’re exhausted and tired
Five ways that a personal knowledge management system can help you stay productive even when you have no energy.
She’s a Happiness Professor. Her Lessons Are Helping Her Beat Burnout
Psychologist Laurie Santos teaches Yale’s most popular course on the science of happiness
Martine Ellis’s Literal profile
Wellbeing-Driven Productivity - Writer, Coach & Educator
Here's what I'm currently reading...


#321 How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones with James Clear (Re-Release)
#321 How to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones with James Clear (Re-Release)

The Library Update

Last week I launched The Library Membership - thanks to everyone who signed up - I appreciate your support. The Library currently contains my annual goal-setting and energy audit workbooks. I am working on some exciting Notion templates and a database of essential wellbeing-driven productivity resources. Let me know what else you'd like to see in The Library.

Wellbeing-driven productivity for people who are neurodivergent (or think they might be)

That's a Wrap

As always, thanks for reading.

Hit reply and let me know what you found most helpful this week - I’d love to hear from you.

See you next weekend.

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