What research says?

What research says about “why mindfulness in your day to day life matters”.

We collected a few compelling articles about why and how keeping a diary can be beneficial to individuals. Browse through and see what might apply to you personally. Thoughts and further information is most welcome.

This is why time seems to go by more quickly as we get older

So the more familiar we become with the day-to-day experiences of life, the faster time seems to run, and generally, this familiarity increases with age.


Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it might just be the thing to save you.

TEDx talk by American Institute of Stress executive director Dr. Heidi Hanna. If you wake up and start immediately thinking you won’t have time to do it all, you enter the day in a stress state and that carries over into everything you do. But, if instead you wake up thinking about one, two or three things you feel grateful for, maybe even write them down in a gratitude journal by your bed, you are shifting your brain and body into a much more positive, flexible, resilient and adaptable place.

Assessment: How Mindful Are You?

Mindfulness is the ability to stay focused, while being aware of your thoughts and surroundings and being able to recognize and move past distractions as they arise.


How to de-clutter your career

“Life is long if you know how to use it”. This idea is not just relevant to today’s highly pressured corporate world. Some 2,000 years ago, the Roman philosopher Seneca expressed exactly the same belief: “It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested…. So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.”