The best of 2017: Our most popular articles22 December 2017 - inspiration
As 2017 comes to a close, we look back at the articles, interviews and wallpapers that you, our reader, enjoyed the most. Enjoy a trip down memory lane—we hope they spark a thread of inspiration and encouragement that will follow you into the new year!
The top 7 self-help articles
We suggest ways to calm and renew your mind after a difficult day.
Everyday things to boost your long-term wellbeing.
A psychologist tells us why forcing positivity isn't enough and why we should embrace our negative emotions.
How to find balance in our hectic lives.
9 essential questions that help manage stress and anxiety.
Why the words you tell yourself matter and what you can do about it.
What grit means and what it takes.
The top 5 inspirational articles
We share The Dash, a poignant poem about rethinking how we choose to live and love.
12 simple ways to be kinder to yourself.
Philosopher Alan Watts on making life choices, and how we can build confidence and trust within ourselves.
Candid words of wisdom from centenarians about purpose, love and happiness.
5 ways to rethink failure.
The top 3 lifestyle articles
It’s time to edit your shopping list! Induce calm by making use of natural mood lifters in food.
Life tips from Barack Obama, Maria Sharapova, Lin-Manuel Miranda and more.
We asked 100 people for their answers and the results may surprise you.
The top 5 Wallpapers of the Month:
The first of three Wallpaper of the Months designed in collaboration with talented illustrator and story artist, Hsulynn Pang, complete with a handy list of steps for self-care.
This free wallpaper download is a reminder from Steve Jobs to make the most of our time here.
The second of three Wallpaper of the Months designed in collaboration with talented illustrator and story artist, Hsulynn Pang, complete with a reminder from Dallas Clayton about embracing our individuality.
This free wallpaper download is a reminder from Liam Neeson to not take any moment for granted.
This free wallpaper download is a reminder from Cleo Wade to spread kindness like confetti.
The top 5 interviews
Lessons on creativity and fear with the popular Malaysian artist.
We chat with our newest TMC supporter about self-care, rejection and Christmas gifts.
We chat with our latest TMC supporter about her favourite Reminder.
On designing housing solutions to tackle global homelessness.
Lessons from an award-winning contemporary Singaporean poet.
The top 3 reviews
A hopeful and tender collection of film photographs exploring the human condition.
A psychoanalyst distils 25 years of conversations with patients about love, grief and change.
Hailed by Bill Gates as “the best nonfiction story I’ve read in a long time”, this moving memoir is about a neurosurgeon’s search for meaning as he battles terminal cancer.
If you’d like to read about a certain topic, feel free to let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and you just may see it on Our Notebook in 2018!
Happy New Year!
- The Mindful Company Team