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Even a soul submerged in sleep is hard at work and helps make something of the world.

 Greek philosopher, Heraclitus

Wellness Tip:

Keep a Dream Diary

Can you remember what you dreamed last night? If so, try writing it down! ✍️ 

“Keeping a dream journal is a powerful way to learn about the nature of your unconscious self and the path of your future psychological growth,” says Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Many experts agree that dream journaling can have benefits like:

  • Helping us process emotions and events
  • Giving us insights into our sleeping patterns
  • Making us more creative (many great ideas came from dreams—check out this list!)


Here are some tips for getting started. Happy dreaming!

Productivity Tip:

Try Slow-Motion Multitasking

Traditional multitasking doesn’t work. What does? Slow-motion multitasking. It’s about having various projects on the go and moving between them at will. 

Says economist and writer Tim Hartford, this helps us make creative connections between topics and solve problems. It also provides relief. “When you’re stuck on something, you just do something else and don’t get stressed about it because you’ve got something else productive to do,” says Hartford.

For example, you might be working on writing a book, completing a short course, and starting up a side hustle all at the same time – switching between them as the mood strikes. 

Staying organized is key. Remember in Panda Planner, you can track multiple projects in the weekly section, then use your daily section to prioritize tasks for the projects you want to focus on that day. Give it a shot – and let us know how it works for you!

Routine Breakdown

Christine Trodella, Sales Director for Reality Labs at Meta (aka, Facebook)

Christine Trodella

The director of B2B commercial sales for Meta’s Reality Labs says she gets up early and typically starts work between 6 and 7 a.m. She:

  • Puts the morning news on in the background while she gets ready for work. If she commutes to the office, she listens to the New York Times’ “The Daily” podcast.
  • Sets her priorities for the day based on her check-ins with clients and her team.
  • Writes her to-do list on paper. “There’s nothing more satisfying than physically scratching a task off of that list.”
  • Breaks up her workday by walking during one-on-one meetings.


Why it works:

  • Listening to podcasts while commuting is a great way to maximize time.
  • We’re all for setting priorities and tasks (obviously!) and writing on paper leads to more brain activity and memory recall. 
  • Walking meetings have a bunch of benefits for health and productivity.


Have you ever tried walking meetings? “Besides the benefits of fresh air and exercise, getting outside can make a huge difference in unlocking creativity,” says Christine. Just switch off your camera, and away you go!

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