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Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.–Thomas Edison.

One of the most exciting tools I have come across in the past week is the five-minute journal. I got to know about the journal after watching a Tim Ferris Youtube video (Thanks Tim). I love the five-minute journal so much that I ordered 10 for the most important people in my life. I have been trying to journal in the past three months, and it has not been straightforward.

Gratitude is the feeling that embodies the phrase “Thank You”. It is the unexpected reward of a kind deed that is magically produced by your brain. It is the cute, tingly feeling in your body that makes you smile at strangers. A 2003 study by Emmons and McCullough found that keeping a daily gratitude journal leads to better sleep. reductions of physical pain, a greater sense of well-being, and a better ability to handle change.

Gratitude is the experience of counting one’s blessings.

With the gratitude journal, I have a system that makes it easier to journal every day; it has pre-formatted questions on every page with the following questions:

Every page contains the following:

A man’s grammar, like Caesar’s wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity.― Edgar Allan Poe

I subscribed for the free version of Grammarly earlier in 2020 as a way to improve my writing. After using the trial version for like two months, I had to upgrade to the premium version as the service has helped with my writing, spelling, and grammar, which are all needed for coherent content, especially online. Grammarly’s core product offering include grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection services

 Don’t obsess over perfect grammar. The object of fiction isn’t grammatical correctness but to make the reader welcome and then tell a story. – Stephen King

Here are some of the reasons you should consider getting Grammarly at least the free version, If you like the service, you can then upgrade to the paid version.

One of the most exciting platforms have come to be fascinated by is Masterclass.com. I am in love with this platform because of the wealth of knowledge you can garner from the experts who demistify their thought process. Depending on your interest, the platform provides access to tutorials and lectures pre-recorded by experts in various fields.

Each class has video lessons, exercises, workbooks, and interview sessions with the instructor/Experts such as Malcom Gladwell, Bob Iger,Shonda Rhimes,Serena Willians to name but a few. A typical class has about 10–25 video lessons that are two to five hours in total.

Masterclass.com has a yearly subscription model with 2 passes (with access to all classes) for $USD 180. You might be wondering, is it worth it? I think so – to learn from the best in the game from Sports to Writing to Business. If you put the price in perspective, $180/year = $15/month = $4/week .