Rustico Blog — Journaling and Techniques

How Gratitude Has Changed My Life

How Gratitude Has Changed My Life

Do you think of gratitude practice as a method of self-care? Probably not, but you should! If you make practicing gratitude a habit, the chemistry of your body and brain will change. From these changes, you can expect various benefits to your physical health and emotional wellbeing. One of the top ways to practice gratitude is by keeping a gratitude journal. While there are many techniques for doing so, we’ve created our Gratitude Journal with special templated pages designed by Rustico founder and CEO, Isaac Childs. Isaac has kept a gratitude journal for years; his style of journaling helped influence...

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How Journaling Makes You More Productive

How Journaling Makes You More Productive

Whether you have a lot of time on your hands or just a little, how you use that time makes all the difference. Increasing productivity in your life can completely change it and, for this, we suggest writing in your journal. Journaling can give you the edge you need to make the very most of your time. Here are 4 reasons to begin today.   Improve Focus When you go analog, you have fewer distractions, which is why we highly recommend it! Who doesn’t need less screen time anyway? Boost Creativity Ever had a genius idea strike when you weren’t...

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Tips to Conquer Writer's Block

Tips to Conquer Writer's Block

Many times, the blank page induces fear. It’s not always easy to know what to write or how to begin, but we can assure you keeping a journal is a worthy endeavor. As you regularly spend time journaling, you will begin to experience the many associated benefits. Below are 3 of our best tips for conquering writer’s block.   Silence Your Inner Critic We tend to be our own worst critic and this stops creativity dead in its tracks. It is essential to push past this internal negativity or insistence of perfection if we are ever to write a single...

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Why Storytelling Matters

Why Storytelling Matters

Humans have been telling stories for tens of thousands of years—in fact, we were telling stories before we were able to read or write. Experts believe we are natural storytellers with a need to communicate in this unique way. From the stories we see in movies and books today to the stories carved on ancient tablets, storytelling is timelessly powerful. Harold Goddard, author and former English professor, once said: “The destiny of the world is determined less by the battles that are lost and won than by the stories it loves and believes in.” Here are a few reasons why...

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