Sam Holstein



2023
December
28 How to Wake Up Bright and Early Every Day Without Feeling Exhausted
May
16 How Social Media Gaslights You Into Ruining Your Mental Health
14 How Quitting Professional Blogging Radically Improved My Life
March
14 How Seeing the World Without Bias Can Help You Succeed in Business and Life
February
20 The Pitfalls of Writing Every Day: Why It May Not Work for Everyone
13 Why Modern Writers Need to Embrace AI-Assisted Writing
1 Minimalism is More Than a Trend. It’s a Path to Personal & Social Transformation.
January
28 The Fine Line Between Trusting Your Gut and Making Destructive Choices
22 4 Easy Things You Can Do to Create Your Perfect Morning Routine


2022
December
2 3 Fantastic Productivity Strategies I Recommend You Use In 2023
November
8 Why It’s Okay to Ask Your Partner to Change For You (Sometimes)
6 I Quit Pro Blogging Because I Did Not Want to Be a Product Anymore
October
21 Banning Guns In the US Won’t Fix Anything
August
12 Why Hard Work Isn’t a Good Thing
9 Why I’m Giving Up on Anti-Consumerism
July
12 2 Entertaining and Educational iOS Apps You’ll Love
June
13 Why I’m Not a Full-Time Medium Writer Anymore
May
2 I’ve Changed My Name to Sam Holstein
April
21 How Daily Habit Tracking Can Give You the Ability to Achieve Anything
16 How Your Obsession With Being Right Keeps You From Being Happy
7 9 MacOS Productivity Apps You Will Absolutely Love
March
21 7 Ways to Make Your Computer a Super-Powered Productivity Tool
5 The First Step to Finding Happiness Is Being Willing to Change Yourself
February
19 How to Stay Focused and Highly Productive Under Any Circumstances
15 How to Make Your Phone a Crazy Useful Productivity Tool In 5 Easy Steps
8 3 Beautiful Productivity Apps I Use Every Day
7 Why All Entrepreneurs and Academics Should Read Range by David Epstein
1 What My Minimalist Phone Looks Like In 2022
1 How to Protect Your Mind From All the Junk Content on the Internet
January
26 How to Train Your Subconscious Mind So You Have Amazing Gut Instincts
25 5 Ways Being Disconnected From Nature Is Making You Sick and Sad
24 4 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Change the Way You Live
21 Want Better Relationships? Learn How to Become a Better Person Every Day
18 How Accomplishment Journaling Can Make You Happier and More Confident
18 Why You Should Stop Worrying About How Your “Writing Career” Is Going
14 3 Ways You Are Unknowingly Disrespectful to the People Around You
12 5 Hopeful Reasons Why Your Life Will Be Better 10 Years From Now
4 3 Reasons Criticism Is a Wonderful Thing You Should Learn to Love
4 10 Reasons Why You Need to Learn to Work Smart, Not Hard
3 5 One-Time Lifestyle Changes That Will Make Your Life Better Forever
1 3 Unpleasant Withdrawal Symptoms You Can Get When You Quit Social Media


2021
December
30 5 Books That Changed My Life In 2021
23 Why the Last 2 Years Have Been Some of the Best in Human History
23 How a Lazy Attitude Can Make You Incredibly Successful
20 3 Reasons Why Reading Self-Help Only Helps So Much
14 “Come As You Are” by Ph.D. Emily Nagoski Can Cure Your Struggles with Sexuality
14 5 Easy Changes That Will Make 2022 the Best Year of Your Life
10 New Cutting-Edge Highly Humanoid Robots Make Science Fiction a Reality
9 The Ultimate Guide to Artificial Intelligence for Writers
9 How Helping Employees Get Good Sleep Makes Your Business Better
9 The 1% Content Strategy: How to Achieve Your Goals by Ignoring 99% of Content on the Internet
8 Why You Should Give Up Astrology, Crystal Work, and Reading Tarot Cards
7 3 Signs You Don’t Know What the Hell You’re Talking About
6 6 Mindfulness Skills That Can Make Every Day Peaceful and Joyful (No Meditation Required)
4 Smoking Marijuana Can Ruin Your Life If You’re Not Careful
1 6 Awesome Benefits of Being Alcohol-Free
November
30 This One Simple Mindset Shift Will Change the Way You See People with Borderline Personality Disorder
25 “The First World War” by Michael Howard Demystifies an Extremely Complicated Historical Topic
24 You Shouldn’t Give a Fuck About What Other People Find Impressive
23 My Voice Is Soft and Pretty and I’m Finally Accepting It
23 How I Wake Up Happy & Full of Energy Every Morning at 7 AM Without an Alarm
22 How to Clear Out the Clutter in Your Life and Make Room to Transform
22 How to Get Reviews for Your Amazon Kindle Book Using a Small Mailing List
21 “Why We Sleep” by Dr. Matthew Walker Changed My Idea of a Healthy Lifestyle
21 25 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Was 25
19 Why Quitting Addictive Substances and Bad Habits is Great Self-Help Advice
18 Blogging Feels Like a Selfish Career Choice
18 How Getting Less than Eight Hours of Sleep Is Ruining Your Health
17 “Squid Game” Is an Entertaining Show that Fails Hard at Criticizing Capitalism
15 “The Year of Less” Is an Easy Read That Will Make You Face Hard Truths
15 A Short List of Ways Believing In God Held My Life Back
12 How to Declutter and Design a Home You Love
11 If You’re Struggling as a Blogger, You’re Not Alone
9 How to Heal Emotional Pain Using the Power of Mindfulness
9 “A Universe From Nothing” Will Transform How You Understand the Cosmos
5 The Life-Changing Difference Between Self-Care and Excessive Indulging
5 We’ve Been Tricked Into Thinking We Need Social Media
2 6 Tips to Help You Get Great Sleep
2 Want A Job You Love? Pick One That Matters to You
1 How My First Kindle Book Promotion Flopped Big Time and Made $0 Profit
October
30 You Can Get Bestselling Books for $2 or Less Using Bookbub
26 Why Following the Rules Will Make You a Fantastic Writer
26 You Don’t Need Relevant Experience to Get Your Dream Job
25 You Don’t Need the Newest, Best Tech
25 6 Reasons Pursuing Your Dreams is the Only Thing Worth Doing
20 Why Everything Productivity Experts Teach You About Motivation Is Wrong
20 Live a Life of Adventure and Success by Learning How to Expand Your Comfort Zone
19 The Sad Reason Why You Will Deeply Regret Watching So Much Netflix
19 Why You Need to Stop Trying to Save Your Relationship and Let Him Go
18 Why Becoming Your Best Self Is Always a Slow, Painful Process
18 This One Chrome Extension Supercharges My Medium Stats Page
17 Change Your Life by Deleting Your Social Media & Email Apps
16 Why Every Online Writer Should Self-Publish with Amazon Kindle
11 What to Do If Your Medium Articles Aren’t Getting Views
7 The Coronavirus Pandemic Did Not Change My Life Much At All
5 4 Toxic Relationship “Tips” That Will Destroy Your Relationship
4 The iPad Mini Is the Best Thing I’ve Bought All Year
1 4 Qualities Every Successful Blog Post Has
September
27 5 Myths About Minimalism Everyone Seems to Believe
26 How Becoming a Minimalist Elevated My Quality of Life Overnight
20 Why I’m Proud to Be Selling a Course About Medium
19 Why Reading Productivity Advice Will Never Solve All Your Problems
13 How to Make Loads of Money Writing for Medium
5 How to Survive Having a Major Mental Illness
4 There is No Such Thing as a Natural Athlete
1 How to Read a Book Every Week Starting This Week
1 5 Big Misconceptions About Blogging Businesses that Keep Bloggers Broke
August
30 10 Great Ways Quitting Social Media Changed My Life for the Better
28 How to Accept and Honor All Your Feelings, Even the Ones That Hurt
27 5 Unconventional Beauty Tips That Will Make You Stand Out From the Crowd
27 Rome Did Not Fall Because of Decadence
23 6 Things You Can Do to Make Your Life Better That Are Guaranteed to Work
16 5 Sad Things People with Personality Disorders Wish You Understood
16 Why I’ve Always Wished I Was a Fat Girl
12 How to Clean Your House When Your House Is a Total Mess
11 The New Medium Partner Program Changes Are Awesome
7 Stop Telling Us to Cut Toxic People Out of Our Lives
5 How to Motivate Yourself to Write Every Day
4 I’m Becoming a Better Writer by Banning Myself from Checking My Stats
July
30 You Can’t Become Emotionally Intelligent By Reading Articles Online
30 Whether You Write for Passion or Profit, the Skills You Need are The Same
26 To Become a Top Medium Writer, Forget What You Think You Know About Writing
25 Why Alcohol Is the Problem, Not You
23 A Short Reminder That Everything Is OK Right Now
16 Another Day Passes, I Still Don’t Have Social Media, and I Still Feel Great
16 How to Keep Your Head Up When Everything Sucks
16 How Judgmental Thoughts Can Keep You Mentally Ill
13 Break Out of a Rut With One of These 5 Productivity Tactics
9 You’re Not Messy, You Just Own Too Much Stuff
8 I’m 60 Days Sober and I Can’t Believe I Ever Started Drinking
7 4 Big Ways I Messed Up My Blogging Career in the Last 12 Months
June
30 7 Common Cognitive Biases That Keep You From Being Happy
1 5 Low-Effort Changes That Will 10x Your Productivity
May
18 Why I’m Quitting Alcohol For Good
April
30 The “No Zero Days” Productivity Mindset Might Change Your Life
March
1 Why Your Startup Doesn’t Need Social Media Marketing


2020
October
23 8 Reasons Physical Books Are Way Better Than eBooks
21 6 Manipulative Phrases You May Be Using to Get Your Needs Met
15 5 Signs You Picked the Wrong Career
August
14 How to Use the Bathroom and Take a Shower When You Live in a Van
June
15 13 Unsplash Alternatives to Find Free Stock Photos
March
11 Read This Before You Quit Your Minimum-Wage Job
February
13 One Year Ago, I Deleted All My Social Media Accounts
1 My Top 5 Favorite Productivity Apps


2019
December
28 Nine Questions You Should Answer In Your Journal Every Day
22 5 Books That Changed My Life In 2019
4 4 Things People (Wrongly) Assume About Women With Short Hair
November
5 The Many Problems With Nudes
5 You Will Never Be Ready to Start
5 Why I Criticize TV, Video Games, and Social Media So Much
October
30 It’s Time For Smaller Smartphones
29 Stop Trying To Improve Yourself
16 Start Living For Today
14 Your Negative Thoughts Are Lying To You
11 One Year From Now, Will Your Life Be Better Or Worse?
9 The 4 Step Guide To Having High-Quality Ideas
6 We Are Enslaved To Our Digital Selves
4 The Addictions We Pretend Not To Have
1 How to Break Bad Habits and Live the Life You Want
September
30 Never Criticize, Condemn, Or Complain
30 4 Things You Cannot Be Successful Without Doing
29 The Point of Travel Is Coming Home
27 Social Media Ruined Our Ability to Enjoy Things
26 Meditation Restored My Ability To Breathe
26 Life Isn’t About Achieving Goals
23 There Is No Shortcut To Success
22 Stop Living For The Weekend
20 Your Beliefs Are Not Inherently Valid
19 There Is No Such Thing As Passive Income
18 Figure Out What Works, Then Do More of That
18 The World Is Trying To Make You Miserable
17 The Complete Guide To Looking Like A Professional Online
1 5 Ways To Find Focus In Your Life
August
17 What It Really Means to Accomplish Something
16 How To Find Your Purpose
11 No One Is Gaslighting You
9 If You’re A Jerk, This Is For You
July
18 What I Want To Write Doesn’t Make Money on Medium
10 6 Signs A Team Member Isn’t Carrying Their Weight
June
26 Playing Video Games Is Killing You
26 How To Quit Social Media
18 A Case For Personal Newsletters
14 What It Really Means To Have A Purpose
12 How To Admit When You Don’t Know Something
11 How To Write For Medium & Why You Should
5 5 Things No One Tells You About #Vanlife
May
27 How To Live A Life of Purpose
22 Some Men Mistreat Women Without Realizing
11 5 Signs You Are Wasting Your Life (Objections)
8 The Goal of Love Isn’t Marriage. The Goal of Marriage Is Love.
7 To The Engineer Who Wants To Write
7 Your Life Sucks — But It Doesn’t Have To
6 Resist Temptation By Changing Your Environment
April
26 5 Signs You Are Wasting Your Life
25 There Is Nothing You Need To Do
12 The Scientific Reason Affirmations Work
5 Everything On Social Media Is Fake
March
14 Don’t Ask Someone How Many People They’ve Slept With
February
27 When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi: 5/5
14 Why I’ve Deleted All My Social Media
1 The Problem With Constant Connectivity
January
16 The One Question You Should Ask Before Speaking


2018
December
27 How To Read Almost Any eBook for Free
23 Blunt People Aren’t Being Honest
22 Why I Am Deleting My Snapchat
21 How To Keep Google From Collecting Your Data
November
29 The People Who Pay For Your Free Apps
8 Where Are My Smart Glasses?
October
23 What Does It Mean To Be Productive?
17 Wearing Revealing Clothing Isn’t ‘Asserting Your Freedom’
September
13 Are Humans Naturally Monogamous?
August
29 If You’re Just Friends, Then Act Like It
22 7 Signs That Someone Hates Themselves
15 Don’t Let Your Sex Drive Control You
July
18 America is Monogamous By Default
16 Are Humans the Only Animals That Feel Suicidal?
June
14 The Two Ways Men Express Lust
5 How to Talk to Someone With Abandonment Issues
May
24 Why We Should All Stop Saying “Good Luck”
21 A Primer on Positive vs. Negative Rights
19 There Is No Such Thing As ”My Truth”
16 American Healthcare Doesn’t Care About Curing Anything
14 The Most Important Reason I Live With My Parents
12 Not All Love Ends In Marriage
4 Found Your Twin Brother
April
28 Western Yoga is a Great Example of Cultural Appropriation
17 Why You Should Stop Padding Your Hours
14 The Secret to Having Enough Time
13 The Worst Thing You Could Say to a Victim of Abuse
12 The Difference Between Giving Up And Moving On
7 How to Talk to Someone Who’s Suicidal
4 We All Do Terrible Things
3 29 Ways The Educational System Is Failing Students
March
26 3 Writing Tools Every Writer Needs
February
13 There All Along