Shelley Bassett




Fight decision fatigue with a jar of inspiration

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:

Decision fatigue refers to the deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long session of decision making.

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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.

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Any notebook or scrap page will do to make a lost moments list

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…)

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Why I’m a List Person

Being a list person is great! There are so many kinds of lists, that you can create a list for everything. Here's just a few ways that lists are helping me everyday.

I love lists. I think I’ve always loved lists, but I didn’t really become a list person until I lived with another list person. It’s eye-opening just how much you can achieve when you’re working from a list, and that’s important to me. My time at university really taught me the value of organisation, and one of the methods I use (and will continue to use) is lists. (more…)

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The Simple Art of Being a Mess

I'm not a minimalist by any stretch of the imagination. But this week I've discovered just how much of a mess I can be...

This past week has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. Surgery to remove my wisdom teeth left me really ill and with a number of not-fun side effects (but that’s a story for another day). The result of this, is that I haven’t been able to properly care for myself (or Chester, poor cat). But what has this got to do with me being a mess? Well, between drug-fulled naps, binges on Grand Designs and other lifestyle shows, odd little conversations with my very minimalist boyfriend and needing my mum to do simple things like vacuum my floors, it became glaringly obvious that something needs to change. And that something is probably me.


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