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Five Senses Mindfulness Exercise (Free Download)

Way back in March, Elizabeth Gilbert posted about this mindfulness exercise on her Instagram. I’ve returned to it again and again to stay grounded when things feel overwhelming (so, all the time).

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Stay Connected with Your Friends (Free Download)

This era of social-distancing can be super isolating, making our inner circle of friends more important than ever. Create a visible reminder to reach out to the folks that matter most to you.

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On Encouraging Bad Ideas

I love every product that we make, but I’m often surprised by which do well and which do just so-so. After learning and internalizing this idea of focusing on output, I have stopped waiting for the perfect product idea and have instead focused on getting them out into the world and letting others decide if they’re any good or not.  It’s been very freeing to take the pressure of “greatness” off of my shoulders and, instead, focusing on producing the best product I can.

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How to Create a Routine That Fits Your Circadian Rhythm

Traditional productivity tells us to bulldoze through our day from the moment we wake up until we’re back in bed at night. But believe it or not — humans are not robots with endless amounts of energy. (Shocking, I know!) We all have a circadian rhythm, a daily cycle with natural ebbs and flows of energy throughout the day. Have you every noticed that you’re more productive during certain times of the day? That’s your circadian rhythm at work!

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How to Have an Epic Day of Adulting

You know how you have that running list of things you just never end up getting around to? Things like tightening that loose doorknob, uninstalling that software you never use anymore, or patching that hole in your wall? Inspired by the book The Power of Moments, I’ve started batching these tasks together into what I call EPIC DAY OF ADULTING!

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4 Easy Crafts for the Artistically Challenged

Are you itching to make some art? Us, too. There are plenty of simple crafts you can do to let out artistic energy into the world no matter your proficiency level. Try doing some of these crafts with friends over a Zoom meeting – it’s a great way to connect around a shared social activity! Awkward silences are totally okay – even encouraged – because it just means you and your friends are focused on your crafts.

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An Ongoing List of Local Cleveland Artists to Support Always, and Especially During COVID-19

The artistic community in Cleveland is so important to us at Free Period. We wanted to share a little love and create a list of some of our favorite local artists to support. We'll continue to update this regularly, so be sure to keep checking back!

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Documenting Your Planned vs. Actual Schedule

I’ve been trying something new with my schedule. Although I usually time-block my days, things don’t always go as planned. To improve upon future scheduling and time management, I’ve begun tracking what actually happens each day, compared to my initial scheduling. I can start to learn what tasks regularly take longer or shorter than I think they will. I’m using our Daily Schedule Magic notepad, but you can use whatever planner or notepad works best for you!

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How to Practice Self-Care During Social Distancing

It’s not always easy to prioritize self-care, nor is it always simple to come up with the best ways to care for yourself. We wanted to round up some ideas for low-cost (and some no-cost!) self-care habits to help you during this time of social distancing.

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Journal Prompts to Help You Process During COVID-19

It’s safe to say that there’s an overwhelming amount of things to process throughout this global pandemic. We wanted to share some prompts that may help you journal out your current ideas, thoughts, and feelings. We hope these help you to remember to be gentle with yourself. Putting pen to paper can help empty thoughts out of your brain, where they’re taking up space.

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