Working in social media without the negative side effects
Using social media without the negative side effects is almost impossible, but these hacks could help reduce the stress and FOMO
I’m on social media every day. I use it for marketing my art and products, I manage it at the company I work for and I set up accounts with branding as a freelancer. But it’s become increasingly hard to use social media without the negative side effects. So what to do when you can’t simply delete everything?(more…) Read More
3 Questions to ask before starting a project
When starting a new project, there are lots of things to consider. These important questions should be the first things you ask.
It can be really daunting when starting a project. Maybe you’ve just finished something major, or already have several things on the go. No matter what stage you’re at, these are important things to consider before you begin any undertaking.(more…) Read More
Decision Fatigue: How to stop mental drain impacting on creativity
Fighting decision fatigue can be hard when you have a creative job.
You might have heard of decision fatigue before. And if you didn’t know the name, you’ve certainly experienced the side effects. The generally accepted definition is as follows:
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Decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making.
How to make time for creative projects
How do you make time for creative projects while also balancing work, family and personal commitments? I've got a few ideas to help.
It can be really hard to make time for creative projects. Be it a side hustle, new skill, or simply just an emotional outlet, being a little creative is good for the soul. But finding the time to pursue these interests can sometimes feel like a task in itself.
Recently, I’ve found myself struggling to balance this blog and my artistic inclinations with a full time job. But a few small changes have already made a big impact.(more…) Read More
Nothing is ever finished when you’re a perfectionist
I love creative projects, but sometimes it feels like nothing is ever finished. I've found some ways to make it a little bit easier.
The ever-changing cycle of creation is one of the reasons I love web development. There’s always something new to investigate, something different to try or something broken to fix. But being caught in a cycle where nothing is ever finished can be frustrating and leave you feeling like you’re chasing your tail, hopping from one unfinished mess to another. (more…)Read More
Maintaining a social media presence in the middle of a project
Struggling to post to social media regularly? Here are 5 tips to help with maintaining a social media presence
It’s no secret, maintaining a social media presence is hard. And it only gets harder when you’re in the middle of a project and have nothing finished or polished to post. So what do you share then?(more…) Read More
Setting 5 Goals for 2019
Every year I set some new resolutions. These are my top 5 goals for 2019.
In 2018, I set myself some goals, then revisited my progress in the middle of year. This method helped me to keep on track and actually achieve most of the resolutions. With the new year looming, I want to implement the same system, but with some different goals.(more…) Read More
Having fun with Design
Having fun with design is an important part of both work and play. Here's how being a bit silly helps improve my skills.
What’s the saying? All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy? Yet sometimes I find that I’m fighting just to keep up with work, and it’s all I ever do. Lately, I’ve tried to lighten up and have been having fun with design.
Being Brave: How to Get Shit Done
Being brave is incredibly hard when you have no confidence. But even with anxious moments, I'm learning how to get shit done.
I’m not a brave person. I’m a worrier, and a procrastinator and a perfectionist. But I’m not brave. This week though, I’ve made some big steps towards having confidence and being brave.(more…) Read More
Having a Lost Moments List: How to be Motivated when you’re Just Not
I often find myself with lost moments, times when I can't seem to do anything. So I found a way to get motivated when I'm struggling.
Lost moments suck. Sometimes they extend into lost days. At one point in my life, I had a lost year (or two). Getting out of these slumps can seem impossible at the time. How do you find motivation when you just don’t have any? I’ve asked this question so many times to so many people. And no one seems to have anything practical to say. But I’ve found something that works for me. So maybe it’ll work for you too. (more…)Read More