Going Back to School? The 5 Tools You Need To Get Ready

Going Back to School? The 5 Tools You Need To Get Ready

The school buses are revving up and the last days of summer are fading. Back to School season is in full swing, whether we’re ready or not. While I’m sure many of our Fabulous users have been planning and organizing for weeks now, others going back to school might not be quite as prepared. For whatever reason, if you feel like you’ve been floundering through...

Ants and Idle Time: A Productivity Lesson from the Insect World

Ants and Idle Time: A Productivity Lesson from the Insect World

Have you ever heard the phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen”? It’s an expression that means a workspace has become overcrowded with too many people trying to work. This can lead to a gridlock as people fight for space and resources and, ultimately, kill the productivity of the group. And apparently, not only have ants figured this out as well, they even developed a...

Dealing with Anger: Do You Need a Timeout?

Dealing with Anger: Do You Need a Timeout?

Frazzled parents across the globe give timeouts as a way to manage the tantrums of their children. Although some critics may disagree about whether they are an effective motivator of change, a timeout gives both parents and kids a chance to cool down and think about a better response to whatever is frustrating them. By the time we become adults, we may imagine that we...

What’s the Problem with Sitting Too Much?

What’s the Problem with Sitting Too Much?

Does your usual workday involves sitting at an office desk, commuting in a car, and then sitting and watching TV in the evening? If it does, you’re likely sitting too much, and it might be killing you. With the rise of automation, people who live in industrialized nations simply don’t have to work as physically hard as they used to. Our lives have become easier,...

The Healing Power of Sound Therapy

The Healing Power of Sound Therapy

Birds chirping. People talking. Sirens wailing. Whether we consciously acknowledge them or not, we are surrounded by sounds. Many of these sounds serve an important purpose. Babies cry, for example, to alert nearby adults that they need something. Church bells ring to alert parishioners of an upcoming service, or even just to tell us the time. But what if we could use sounds to heal...

I Hate My Job: Can You Learn To Love Your Job?

I Hate My Job: Can You Learn To Love Your Job?

We spend more time at work than we do anywhere else. When you retire you will have spent a combined total of 90,000 hours or a third of your life in the office. That’s why it’s so important that you actually enjoy that time and find your work valuable. Sadly many people express dissatisfaction with their job, in fact, last year in a poll by...

The Cult of Aspirations

The Cult of Aspirations

Is it wrong to want more? Should it be enough to meet our most basic needs of survival? Or should we set our aspirations as high as we can? For many of us achieving our goals is difficult, but having a goal, and striving to achieve it, is inspiring, it is after all the genesis of the entire wellness movement. Our aspirations, however, often don’t...

Fabulous Uncovers: Can You Sleep Too Much?

Fabulous Uncovers: Can You Sleep Too Much?

The health risks that come with not getting enough sleep are well-documented. Sleep is our body’s opportunity to rest and repair itself and not having enough time to do that can make us stressed and sick. But what about the other end of the spectrum? Can you sleep too much? The answer is yes, absolutely. Sleeping too much can lead to just as many health...

Death Cleaning: So Much More Than A Final Tidy

Death Cleaning: So Much More Than A Final Tidy

Nobody likes to feel out of control. Which is why facing our own mortality and realizing we have no agency over when or how we will meet our end can be disorienting. Controlling our immediate environment, however, is within our power. Creating an orderly home, with a place for everything breeds contentment and studies show can actually help to lower stress. Tackling our household cleaning...

Why The Best To-Do List App Will Never Work

Why The Best To-Do List App Will Never Work

To-do lists can be one of the most powerful tools in our productivity arsenal. Not only are they good for keeping track of our daily tasks, having a written record of serves as both a reminder and a form of commitment. Plus, there are few things more satisfying than checking something off a to-do list! The Fabulous app has a number of productivity tools embedded...