Leisure

February 7, 2023
Send a card to a friend day

Send a card to a friend day

National “send a card to a friend” day falls each year on February 7. The day is intended to encourage us all to celebrate the people […]
November 23, 2022

The Office: Who knew selling paper could be so funny?

The offices of a paper merchant is hardly the go-to situation in which to set a comedy series – yet that’s exactly the scenario that inspired […]
October 17, 2022

What Kind of Journal Should You Keep?

From daily, gratitude to travel, the journal options are endless. Whether you have been journaling for years and are looking for a new journal idea, or […]
August 24, 2022
postcards

Does anyone still send postcards?

As a big fan of the handwritten word, the Business Optimizer team stops to consider the fortune and future of a vacation stalwart: the paper postcard. […]
August 3, 2022
travel books

Top 5 travel books: the travel writing to pack this summer

Travel writing is the perfect summer read – whether you’re heading to the beach, the mountains or simply looking for a bit of escapism from the […]
April 27, 2022
Top ten books everyone should read

Top ten books everyone should read right away

How can you distil a reading bucket-list to ten books? The Business Optimizer team is always up for a challenge – so we’ve debated and considered […]
April 1, 2022
office pranks

Four office pranks for April fool’s day

April Fool’s Day falls on the first of April each year. It’s traditionally a day for playing harmless pranks to reveal the April Fool who falls […]
February 17, 2022
Post-it notes

Random acts of kindness day

Did you know that February 17 is random acts of kindness day? One of the most popular ways to mark the event is to leave positive […]
February 14, 2022
Love letters writing a love letter

The joy of writing or receiving a love letter

The love letter has long been celebrated as a wonderful, romantic gesture. We think a return to the practice is long overdue! Romance is traditionally in […]
January 27, 2022
Top10 books on a desert island

Top 10 books to bring to a desert island

To which books might you turn if you found yourself shipwrecked on a desert, tropical island? Could the written word help to bring you the companionship, […]
January 12, 2022
Scheduling leisure activities to avoid burnout

Why you should schedule leisure activities to avoid burnout

The start of the new year is often a time for new beginnings and the revaluation of priorities. So this year, let’s make 2022 the year […]
December 21, 2021
Holiday gifts for book lovers

Gifts for the book lover in your life (that aren’t books)

Festive gifting ideas for the book lover in your life. Here’s Business Optimizer’s 2021 pick of literature-themed gifts and beautiful bibliophilic presents. #1. Bibliophile reading journal […]
December 9, 2021
Best special edition books to gift

Best special edition books to gift

These beautiful books would make perfect gifts. They include very special limited editions to add some extra Christmas magic. Our list includes some of 2021’s best […]