24 Cleveland Makers Selling Cloth Masks Right Now

Want to support our local Cleveland mask makers, but don't know where to start? We created a guide of 24 Clevelanders sewing up fabric masks for you. Stay safe out there & protect others!

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6 Reasons Collaging Should be Your New Pandemic Hobby

Here at Free Period Press, we're obviously big fans of mindful, creative activities that help you slow down. In celebration of our newest product, the Collage Kit Magazine, we want to share just a few reasons why collaging is the perfect hobby to take up during the pandemic.

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Five Senses Mindfulness Exercise (Free Download)

Way back in March, Elizabeth Gilbert posted about this mindfulness exercise on her Instagram. I’ve returned to it again and again to stay grounded when things feel overwhelming (so, all the time).

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Stay Connected with Your Friends (Free Download)

This era of social-distancing can be super isolating, making our inner circle of friends more important than ever. Create a visible reminder to reach out to the folks that matter most to you.

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On Encouraging Bad Ideas

I love every product that we make, but I’m often surprised by which do well and which do just so-so. After learning and internalizing this idea of focusing on output, I have stopped waiting for the perfect product idea and have instead focused on getting them out into the world and letting others decide if they’re any good or not.  It’s been very freeing to take the pressure of “greatness” off of my shoulders and, instead, focusing on producing the best product I can.

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How to Create a Routine That Fits Your Circadian Rhythm

Traditional productivity tells us to bulldoze through our day from the moment we wake up until we’re back in bed at night. But believe it or not — humans are not robots with endless amounts of energy. (Shocking, I know!) We all have a circadian rhythm, a daily cycle with natural ebbs and flows of energy throughout the day. Have you every noticed that you’re more productive during certain times of the day? That’s your circadian rhythm at work!

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How to Have an Epic Day of Adulting

You know how you have that running list of things you just never end up getting around to? Things like tightening that loose doorknob, uninstalling that software you never use anymore, or patching that hole in your wall? Inspired by the book The Power of Moments, I’ve started batching these tasks together into what I call EPIC DAY OF ADULTING!

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4 Easy Crafts for the Artistically Challenged

Are you itching to make some art? Us, too. There are plenty of simple crafts you can do to let out artistic energy into the world no matter your proficiency level. Try doing some of these crafts with friends over a Zoom meeting – it’s a great way to connect around a shared social activity! Awkward silences are totally okay – even encouraged – because it just means you and your friends are focused on your crafts.

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An Ongoing List of Local Cleveland Artists to Support Always, and Especially During COVID-19

The artistic community in Cleveland is so important to us at Free Period. We wanted to share a little love and create a list of some of our favorite local artists to support. We'll continue to update this regularly, so be sure to keep checking back!

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Documenting Your Planned vs. Actual Schedule

I’ve been trying something new with my schedule. Although I usually time-block my days, things don’t always go as planned. To improve upon future scheduling and time management, I’ve begun tracking what actually happens each day, compared to my initial scheduling. I can start to learn what tasks regularly take longer or shorter than I think they will. I’m using our Daily Schedule Magic notepad, but you can use whatever planner or notepad works best for you!

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