Are You Expecting Too Much From Your Self Care?

Two weeks ago, I decided to take a week away from work – I was on the verge of burnout and I could feel that even one more week of forcing myself to push on was going to set me back further than it moved me forwards. For weeks I’d felt stuck, unsure where to […]

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On Being a Human Online

A lot of the work I’ve been doing recently has been focused around building an online life that is honest and real and human. The things I’ve been reading, and the podcasts I’ve been listening to are designed for small businesses, solo humans doing and making work on the internet (because, hey, that is what […]

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Simple Routines and Rhythms

Something that keeping a regular journal has done for me is show me just how useful having solid routines can be. Rather than blundering through and hoping to get everything done (hello, student Kat), I know exactly what is happening and when and, crucially, I don’t have to make so many decisions about how to […]

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A Practical Alternative to the Gratitude Log

On difficult weeks, where I grind to a halt, everything else has to slow down, too – and that includes my own expectations of myself. Suddenly, the small things become the big things; I took a shower, the bed got made, there is food in the cupboard. I won’t lie, it’s frustrating as hell. But, […]

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What I Mean by ‘Self Care’

There is an awful lot of chat currently about ‘self-care’. What it is, why you should be doing it, how it can help you be more productive, or confident, or happy. Little luxuries that can make you fitter, healthier and more centred. And self-care absolutely can be these things. But it isn’t only those things. […]

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Overwhelmed? Try This Simple Exercise.

Last year I did something I didn’t ever think I’d actually manage to do – I introduced not one, but two paid-for products to the world. Working towards building a sustainable income from my creative pursuits is something I’ve dreamed of doing for years and, finally, I’m able to say I’m beginning to make those […]

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