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Having trouble falling asleep? Here are 5 tips for better sleep so you can get into a routine and fall asleep faster.

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While it might be tempting to skip a few hours of sleep to binge-watch the latest Netflix series or stay up late to study or finish work, this is actually disruptive not only to your productivity the next day but your overall health as well.

A lack of sleep can cause a whole host of problems impacting everything from your metabolism to your emotions to your cognitive functioning. It also increases your risk for diabetes, obesity, heart disease, stroke, mental health concerns, and more.

But how do your recommended 7 hours of sleep each night when you find yourself tossing…

Here are our top four favorite morning routine activities to boost your productivity and start your day on the right foot.

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If you roll out of bed and…

  • Immediately hit that snooze button
  • Grab your phone to scroll through Instagram
  • Or rush right into the day’s activities

… then you might be losing out on some valuable productivity. While there are a lot of productivity hacks out there, one that sets you up for success right from the start is a morning routine.

Not only can a morning routine help you ease into your day with much less stress, but it gives you more control over your schedule and the things you need to get done.

Here are our top four…

Whether you’re processing your emotions, reflecting on your day, or capturing a feeling or thought before it escapes, there are plenty of benefits to audio journaling.

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1. Captures your thoughts and feelings in the moment

Given the time it takes to put pen to paper this makes it easy to filter yourself with written journaling. With audio journaling, you can capture those raw thoughts and feelings right as they come out of your head. This enables you to get deeper in the moment and talk through what you’re experiencing right then and there.

2. Helps you process your emotions

As you’re unloading those raw feelings and emotions, audio journaling can also give you an outlet to process what you’re feeling. This is especially helpful if you’re having a tough day, going through a stressful situation, or can’t get a particular feeling…

Struggling with meditation? Here are 5 activities you can try instead.

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If you’re new to a meditation practice or just feeling intimidated by the idea of meditation, these mindfulness-focused activities are great ways to either ease you into meditation or act as a replacement.

Because, let’s face it, we’ve all been there. You’re sitting down ready to meditate and your mind just won’t stop wandering. Or every time you go to sit down you keep fidgeting because you hate sitting still.

Whatever your reason, meditation — although simple-sounding — can actually be incredibly intimidating to start and hard to know when you’re doing it right. …

Gratitude journaling involves reflecting on things you are grateful for every single day. Learn more about the benefits of gratitude journaling and how you can get started today.

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What is gratitude journaling?

Gratitude journaling involves reflecting on a few things (usually around three) that you are grateful for every single day. Whether you are writing down three things or sounding off about what you’re grateful for through an audio journal app, the act of gratitude journaling centers you on the good that happens in your day.

Gratitude journaling benefits

Dedicating time every single day to reflecting on the positive aspects of your life has a ton of benefits including:

Easier to find the good in every situation

Having to come up with three different things every single day that you are grateful for trains your brain to look for the good in every…

Check out our curated list of all the perfect times to grab your phone and start audio journaling.

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Journaling is great for getting thoughts out of your head, reflecting on the moment, or processing your feelings and thoughts. While you need to be sitting down with pen and paper to journal by hand, with audio journaling any in-between moment can become a journaling moment.

Here is our curated list of all the perfect times to grab your phone and start recording:

During your commute

Audio journaling is thinking out loud, making it possible for you to hit record and start talking even while you’re driving. You’re not doing anything other than focusing on the road, so it’s the perfect time to…

To help you kickstart your audio journaling journey, here is our step-by-step guide to getting started.

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So you want to start audio journaling! But where to begin? Here is our step-by-step guide to getting started.

Step 1: Download an audio journaling app

While you can always record your voice through voice memos, it doesn’t always make for the best experience.

For one, there are no prompts to help guide you through audio journaling. Just an intimidating big red record button. And for someone just getting started, it can be hard to motivate yourself to regularly audio journal if you don’t have any form of engagement with the app you are using.

Voice memos also offer minimal ways of organizing or keeping track of…

What’s the difference between audio journaling and written journaling? Here are 5 differences that make audio journaling stand out.

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Audio Journal vs. Written Journal

Aside from the obvious voice vs. text, there are actually a lot of differences between audio and written journaling.

Here are five ways that audio journaling is different from your classic pen and paper journal:

It’s convenient

You carry your phone with you everywhere you go, whereas you might not always have your physical journal on hand. With audio journaling, all you need is your phone.

So when a stressful moment comes up during your day or you have an idea for your next project, you can open up your audio journaling app right then and there and talk it through.

It’s faster


Learn more about audio journaling and how you can journal out loud with an audio journal app.

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What is audio journaling?

Audio journaling or voice journaling is the spoken version of a written journal, allowing you to articulate your thoughts out loud. Instead of a pen and paper, you use voice notes instead.

You record an audio journal entry right on your smartphone by using an audio journal app like Sound Off that captures and saves your voice recording. It’s as easy as hitting record and sounding off about whatever comes to mind.

How do you audio journal?

Getting yourself set up with audio journaling is the easy part. Just a quick hit of that record button!

However, the actual act of journaling by speaking can…

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