5 ways to get out of a creative slump

5 ways to get out of a creative slump

Someone asked in my Facebook group recently how you get out of a creative slump. We’ve all been there, right? Staring at a blank page, thinking about anything other than the thing you are actually meant to be working on. The words won’t come. Everything…

Why you need to be clear on your values

Why you need to be clear on your values

Last year, I wrote a blog post about clarifying your brand values as an individual. I did it as an exercise as part of one of Jen Carrington’s courses, and found it incredibly useful. I thought through them again when I included a different values…

5 ways to reignite your creativity when you’re stuck at home

5 ways to reignite your creativity when you’re stuck at home

It’s been six weeks now since the UK has been in lockdown and we’ve all been stuck at home. It’s a very unsettling time, whatever your situation, and I know many people have spoken of even simple jobs taking much longer to do. I have…

Making space for yourself in the new year

Making space for yourself in the new year

Do you pick a word for the year? Last year, I picked brave, and it helped me to make some really big changes in my work and in my life. If you’re a subscriber to my newsletter, you’ll have read all about my 2019 goals…

How to get out of your comfort zone

How to get out of your comfort zone

Did you know that ‘work for myself’ has been on my list of goals since about 2014? In fact, in January 2014, I wrote in my journal that by December 2014 “I want to have a clear plan in place for working for myself”. Do…

Making peace with comparison

Making peace with comparison

Recently, I asked on my Instagram stories if there was anything people would like me to write about on my blog, as I was starting to write my next 12 week content plan. ‘Comparison’ came the only response. Er, what? Who am I to write…

Am I in trouble?

Am I in trouble?

No. Of course I’m not. I’m never in trouble. And yet. I constantly feel like I’ve done something wrong and I’m about to get caught out. When I’m in the office (I’m back in house doing a temporary contract), if I take an extra 10…

Checking in on 2019 goals: My mid-year review

Checking in on 2019 goals: My mid-year review

At the start of each year, I always set some goals. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, that will be no surprise to you! I bang on about it relatively regularly, but I truly believe that setting clear goals can make all…

How much did you earn last month?

How much did you earn last month?

This is adapted from the newsletter I sent out in May, which had the most responses ever. I learned SO much about people’s finances, and I opened up so much in response to their messages. I think it’s really important that we all start opening…

On finding ‘the balance’

On finding ‘the balance’

This could equally have been titled: ‘Discovering that I’m actually a workaholic’ because finding ‘the balance’ so far has proved elusive. There are a multitude of reasons that I decided to go freelance, but one of them was definitely to have more of a work-life…