The first 2019 edition of The Greenwood Journal is, you guessed it, about my dislike of New Year’s Resolutions. Not resolutions themselves, but the limited amount of time we talk about them.
I’ve always thought my attention span was short, I’d use “I’m easily distracted” as an excuse for not being able to concentrate on things for more than a blink of an eye. It wasn’t until I started actually teaching myself to stay focused for longer that I realised it’s a skill like anything else which can be improved (and lost if not practised).
Here are some tips I’ve learnt on how to spend less time on email, and ultimately less time in the office because you’ll be more focused and less distracted. I believe we can apply these at work, at home or with study.
We’ve never been more connected thanks to the internet, yet we’ve never felt more alone. I for one have no idea who my neighbours are or what they even look like, and I live in a block of flats with about 100 people in London.
A few things which I’ve been trying, reading and watching. From soul music to how to work more effectively.
The best thing I did, was implement a system. I watched how high-achievers at our agency created their to-do lists, I trialled different methods, and eventually, I found one that worked for me. The GTD Method has five steps, I outline them in this article.
Starting Greenwood Classic Notebooks has been an exciting journey so far, learning experiences at every turn and it's provided me with so much fulfilment. These are some tips on starting a small business.
The word resilience gets thrown around loosely from time to time. The word primarily means toughness and in that, the ability to bounce back from situations, usually challenging ones.
We often rely on our resilience when we've had a tough day in the office, when a sporting result doesn’t go our way or even when that job we’ve been applying for doesn't come through.
I’ve been trying out different hacks and researching ways to increase productivity. These are the four that have worked so far for me, and made a real difference.
I decided to give author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss Morning Routine a go. It’s all about setting yourself up to win the day. Included are the steps and what I learnt.
I took a three week vacation off social media, and it was bloody lovely. Apps deleted and all. This is what I learnt.
A few weekends ago I went camping with my housemate Cal, and it was amazing, here is why.
If Peter Parker was a journalist by day and Spiderman by night, well then Jesse Spencer Smith is a Biologist by day and an urban sketch artist with close to 31,000 followers on Instagram by night. We say same same. Find out about the process of architectural and urban sketching.
"Checking off a box with a pen is more satisfying than tapping a piece of glass. Because you don’t have to worry about your notebook shattering if you drop it. Because paper has soul".
"I worry that I won't see enough of the world because I will be caught up in my own little bubble"
"The ability to reflect on the past and how it impacts the present and the future will always be fascinating and incredibly exciting to me".
"The ability to tell a good story is invaluable and how a narrative can engage and grip an individual has always inspired me".
"I want to build a section of the sea bed and populate it with some of the creatures. It will be an installation with sculptures and a few illustrated pieces hanging about".
“I feel like I’m on this really inspiring, interesting and evolving path at the moment, with lots of creative people popping into my everyday awareness.”
What is a journal? It’s a great way to draw, write, glue and doodle about everything that is going on around us. Here are some useful tips on how to maintain one.
It seems the humble Fountain Pen has been seeing a return to glory over the past few years, with pockets of culture rekindling their love with the famous icons.
There are many reasons why you should write things down, but we've zeroed down on the four things we feel are the most important.