January Issue | The Art of the Start

The Art of the Start

The power in a perfect start

The power in the way you begin can set the tone for the rest of the way you perform, progress and prosper. The beginning foreshadows the finish. This is why the strategy of beginning can be one of the most important formulas for a journey. A hearty start can boost momentum, habituate skill, frame your mind, and inform your next step. You know how a day can seem completely shot when you have a bad morning? So goes it with every micro and macro increment of time. If it starts wrong, it is increasingly hard to recover. This month, we’ll be talking about how to perfect your starting strategy so that your finish 2018 strong.

Read the Art of the Start Issue

Habit Building I -If you snooze, you lose | 6 mindset shifts to waking up earlier

So you’re moving in with your S.O. | Navigating first-time cohabitation

By the Guest Editor

Why Fear and Failure are actually the good guys | The greatest allies you never knew you had

Adulting sucks | But it doesn’t have to! The definitive guide to adulting when you just don’t have a clue

Shop off the beaten path | The new indie brands that will freshen up your online shopping destinations

11 reasons why you should aim for improvement — not perfection

Mastering Autummer

Decorating with wallpaper | The old-new decor statement you need in your home

The art of slow travel | Connecting by detaching — 9 ways to savor the moment

Speaking of Beginnings| From the archives

In the Beginning : Just begin

In the Beginning : The Power of Clarity

Theme your year: How one word can ensure consistent progress throughout the year


The Morning Routine of Champions | 7 morning habits that will improve your day. Even if you’re not a morning person

Ditch your New Years Resolutions- A Better Way To Approach Progress for a New Year

Set the scene | Art of the Start Downloads

Before you delve into January, let’s set the scene! Download Below

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January Desktop Wallpapers


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The Art of the Start Playlist

Now that we’ve set the scene, let’s set the tone! Listen to our Art of the Start playlist to get amped up for the New Year!

Mesh Marble Lamp

Shop the January Edit

Millie and Lou
Millie and Lou Top
Cult Gaia Mar Bolero
Mar Bolero
Minimalist Folio
For Love and Lemons
Bandeau Bikini
Medium Neutral Woven Wall Hanging
Wall Hanging
Marino Eau De Parfum
Moon Vase
Modern Citizen Earrings
Danse Lente Mini Johnny
Drunk Elephant Polypetide Cream
Drunk Elephant Polypetide Cream
Fringe Sweater

The Art of the Start Reading List

These reads are the perfect companion for a cozy evening curled up by candlelight with an oversized mug of tea in hand.

January Book Club

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The Art of the Start Cookbook

A mint infused dish perfect for cooling off those warm summer nights

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Originally published at Pursuit of Daydreams.