Being Productive Doesn't Mean Being Busy - What I've Learned From my Struggle with Anxiety

This post is really close to my heart, I felt really emotional writing it because it took me back to those struggles I first encountered from dealing with anxiety. If for some reason you’re feeling less productive than you usually are, I really hope this post offers some tips to help you stay productive while you're working through a tricky time.

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Autumn Rituals - Make Your Own Soy Wax and Essential Oil Scented Candles

Autumn feels like a time for rituals. Lighting the fire, cosy evenings in, hearty meals and of course lighting candles. Not only do I love to burn candles in the evening when I’m hunkered down next to the fire in an oversized blanket but I also love to have a candle burning as I work. 

 Having that lit candle on my desk seems to help me focus. I don’t know whether it’s the warm amber glow or the scent, perhaps a mixture of both. But it’s now become a work-day ritual of mine.

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Josephine Brooks
My tips on recharging your batteries this summer

Back at the beginning of July I mentioned on Instagram that I was feeling super burned out. I’d done my quarterly planning and worked out all of the projects I was going to work on in June and then, on a whim I decided I’d move my website over to Squarespace and give myself a couple of weeks to do it. That was on top of all of the other projects I was working on oh and plus working part time.

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How to Organise Your Computer Files & clear your desktop

A lot of the creatives that I know find organising their computer files a complete nightmare. In my podcast episode with Victoria Jowett, she said that her desktop was like a virtual brain dump. We’ve all been there right? The desktop area seems like a natural dumping ground. You save something there because you might need it soon but it soon gathers virtual dust there alongside a load of other files you thought you might need to find quickly.

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How to Find a Supplier for Your Outsourcing

If you started your creative business so that you could do what you love and live the lifestyle you dream of, then outsourcing is for you! I'm a huge advocate of focusing on where your strengths lie, where you bring your magic and how you make your business unique. The bits you struggle with or hate doing? Outsource those nightmare tasks. Here are some starting points for finding a supplier.

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