May 21 2021
The "Less Stress" Roommate Contract. This is a great concept where you and your roommate have an honest talk about what your "living" expectations are - things that you need and things that make you uncomfortable. Then you agree on how you will manage these things when you are sharing a space. Topics can include neatness, guests, food in the room, quiet versus noisy, sleeping schedules etc. Even if it's awkward, establishing these things ahead of time will pave the way for a smooth transition.
August 24 2020
When you write by hand, rather than tap into a laptop or tablet, you slow down just enough to think more about WHAT you are writing. Handwriting activates the thinking part of the brain and helps with memory.