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How to Manage Your Creative Time

Being productive can be hard, especially when you have too many things on your to-do list, and have no idea where to start. As a human who likes to pack a lot of stuff into their day, I've struggled with managing my blogging time and balancing it with everything else I need to do.

Here are some tips to help you manage your time (whether it be for blogging or anything else). :)


Being productive can be hard, especially when you have too many things balanced on your plate. Most of the time, you don’t know where to start. As a human who likes to pack a lot of productivity into their day, I’ve struggled with managing my time - creatively and in the other areas of my life. The balancing act is hard, so I’ve compiled some of the tips that work best for me.


PS: There’s a link to a print out of the exercises that correspond with these tips at the bottom of this!

Figure out what needs to be done Before you can manage your time, you need to figure out what it is you want to get done. Do you w…

How to Beautify Blogging as Creative Self-Expression

Self-expression defined: the expression of one's feelings, thoughts, or ideas, especially in writing, art, music, or dance.
This is a tricky subject for me to touch on, because self-expression means different things to different people. For some, it is making good art and creating beautiful music. For others it is doing and saying whatever they want because they know they have a right to say what’s on their mind.
That's the thing about expressing yourself. You get to define what it is because you are the one expressing who you are.

This post was written with the intention of helping you define your personal self-expression, through your personal creative endeavors. I can't do it for you, but I'd like to help in any way that I can. You can help too, by sharing this post with your friends. Who knows, they have a hard time with this as well. :)

Make it your own When you're creating, you want it to be 100% you. None of that “I made this because someone did it and I tho…

How to Define Your Creative Process This Year

What is creativity?
If you look it up, it’s described as using one’s imagination, coupled with the creation of original ideas. It’s used in relation with terms like “innovation”, “originality” and “individuality”. But I believe in my very core that creativity is something we have to define for ourselves. Creativity isn’t just a form of expression. It’s the our essence.



Step one in revving up your creative life?

Define your creativity What is creativity to you?

Go further. Dig deeper.

Who are you?

What do you stand for? What do you value? What do you enjoy creating?

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Step two: Define your creative processNote: This is all on you my friend. I can sit here and make recommendations all day, but in the end, it’s you who has to get up and take action. It’s time for you to do some soul searching.

Take a hike Removing all your distractions will strip you down to the essentials just you and - no, put your phone down please. Turn off the notifications. Tha…

#Goals

I have a lot of goals. Big huge hurdles I want to jump over right now so I can be happy right now and live my life right now. Yah know?
I'm going to be honest. I was never really a "goal girl". I remember last year, when I was drowning myself in the blogging world, that was the word I saw everywhere. Goals goals goals. SMART goals. Realistic goals. Attainable goals. My family goals, blogging goals, weight goals, why you should make goals goals. So I blindly hopped on the train - because it was what everyone else was doing - and made some goals. Write a book. Grow a blog. Feel good about myself.

Here I am a year later, wondering if I could get anymore off track. Don't get me wrong, I did pretty good. For the first three months. Then life happened and things didn't work out. Now I'm here (something I'm certainly not mad about).

Part of me will probably never understand goals. Part of me will always get lost and sabotage my goals.

This year I've made it…