My mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas last year, and I don’t even remember how I heard about the 5 minute journal, but I did. Maybe Tim Ferriss? I don’t remember. 

Anyway I asked my mom to get me that for Christmas. Not the app, the old school pen-and-paper journal. And she did. She loves it when I tell her what I want for Christmas. I don’t mind the arrangement. 

So, around the second week of January I began using this thing. And let me tell you:

Using the 5 Minute Journal has literally made me a happier and better person.

Based on questions I’m often asked, here are three tips for buying drumsticks for drummers just starting out. 

1. Don’t buy cheap drumsticks. 

Seriously, it’s not worth it. You definitely would rather buy 1 pair of $10 Promark drumsticks every 2 months than 5 pairs of $5 sticks in the same amount of time. So you’re really not saving any money buying cheap.