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20 Interesting Bookmarks You’ll Want So Badly

20 Interesting Bookmarks You’ll Want So Badly

Aloha, fellow bookworms! How often do you find yourself having to put tattered old bookmarks or even random pieces of paper, stray pens or other random place holders into your pristine, delicate books? Do you wish bookmarks were a little more interesting and added a bit more whimsy to your reading experiences? Well your needs have been answered, and below are 20 beautiful, intriguing bookmarks you can get to up your book-game!

1. The Lamp.

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    Use this charming lamp bookmark to shine a light on your last page! Available from Asufa Design.

    2. The Ruby Slippers.

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      Perfect for fans of Wicked or The Wizard of Oz, this movie memorabilia is a fantastic throwback to a classic. Available on Etsy.

      3. The Help.

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        Simple yet quirky, these raised arms yell “keep reading!” Available from Design Boom.

        4.  The Owl.

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          Great for animal lovers or night owls, these owl bookmarks will look particularly great in older, vintage novels. Available from Etsy.

          5. The Squirrel.

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            Cute and different, these squirrel bookmarks come as part of a jungle themed pack which also includes gorillas and giraffes. Available from Connect Design.

            8. The Dr Who.

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              Fantastic for Dr. Who fans, these bookmarks are cute and nerdy. Available from Etsy.

              9. The Final Fantasy VII.

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                Here’s a fun little DIY project for any FFVII fans out there. After all, only DIY awaits you all. But do not fear. For it is through DIY that a new spirit energy is born, am I right? I recommend printing this image onto photo paper, or if you don’t have any print onto usual A4 and glue the image on to card for a sturdier marker.

                10. The Crochet Flower.

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                  For those who appreciate the delicate art of crochet, there are numerous flower bookmarks available from Etsy.

                  11. The Retro Cassette.

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                    These days you can get almost anything in the style of cassette tapes, except perhaps for actual cassette tapes. This bookmark is available from Connect Design.

                    12. The Blood.

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                      Perfect if you’re a fan of murder mysteries or the horror genre, these bloodstains are extremely eye-catching and says a lot about your personality. Available fro Connex.

                      13. The Grass.

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                        For the nature lovers among us, these grass bookmarks are simple yet make a huge statement. Available from The Japan Trend Shop.

                        14. The Zippers.

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                          These zipper bookmarks are so simple yet clever, they’ll make a perfect gift for students. Available on Red5.

                          15. The BRB.

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                            Great for thicker books that will take a while to get through, this bookmark will hopefully encourage you to return to the novel or textbook. Available from Animi Causa.

                            16. The Hippo.

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                              Turn your book into a hippo’s home with Hippomark! Available from Peleg Design.

                              17. The Finger.

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                                If you’re partial to leaving your book before you’ve finished a full page – because you’re a daredevil who lives on the edge – then you need this great bookmark that will remind you where you left off. Available from Not On The High Street.

                                18. The Table Lamp.

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                                  For extreme book readers, this table lamp turned bookmark is a must have for your bedside table! Available from All Modern.

                                  19. The Covers.

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                                    These bookmark cleverly incorporate a page marker as well as minimalistic themed covers. Available from IcoEye.

                                    20. The Sprout.

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                                      Let your ideas sprout from the pages using these great little bookmarks! Available from Suck.

                                      Featured photo credit: Medium | Death To The Stock Photo via medium.com

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                                      Last Updated on November 18, 2020

                                      50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                      50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                                      If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                                      That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points.

                                      Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn:

                                      1. Believe It to See It

                                      Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                                      2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                                      While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                                      3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                                      Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                                      4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                                      Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                                      5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                                      There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                                      6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                                      It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                                      7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                                      Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                                      8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                                      Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                                      9. Maximize Your Strengths

                                      Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                                      10. Be in It to Win It

                                      Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                                      11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                                      People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                                      12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                                      Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                                      13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                                      You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                                      14. Be a One-Off Original

                                      Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                                      15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                                      Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                                      16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                                      Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                                      17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                                      Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                                      18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                                      We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                                      19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                                      Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                                      20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                                      Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                                      21. Make Your Own Luck

                                      In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                                      22. Ignite Your Initiative

                                      While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                                      23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                                      Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                                      24. Champion in Communication

                                      Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                                      25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                                      Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                                      26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                                      To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                                      27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                                      While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                                      28. Live by Core Values

                                      Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                                      29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                                      Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                                      30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                                      Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                                      31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                                      Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                                      32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                                      Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                                      33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                                      Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                                      34. Change Opens New Doors

                                      People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                                      35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                                      It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                                      36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                                      Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                                      37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                                      When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                                      38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                                      How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                                      39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                                      If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                                      40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                                      Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                                      41. Swim Against the Tide

                                      Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                                      42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                                      More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                                      43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                                      Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                                      44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                                      While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                                      45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                                      Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                                      46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                                      Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                                      47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                                      While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                                      48. Follow Through

                                      Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                                      49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                                      We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                                      50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                                      To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                                      So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

                                      Bonus: 5 Bad Habits To Quit

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