Posts in LET YOUR CREATIVITY SHINE
FOUR SIGNS YOU MIGHT BE HIDING IN YOUR COMFORT ZONE.


Ahh, the comfort zone. It's safe and easy, and most of us are guilty of lingering there a little longer than we should at times. I don't think a little bit of sitting in that comfort zone is all bad, but when it comes to creativity, it's not something we should rest in forever. The comfort zone is familiar and repetitive, minimising stress - so it can be really useful if you need to refocus on some of that personal enjoyment of your creative process.

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SEEKING BALANCE ONLINE.

Is it possible to find a balance between living your life (and living it honestly) and sharing it online?

Maybe it's just the season, but it seems as though there's been a bit of a shift in the mood on instagram lately. A bit of reluctance, a bit of resistance - a push against the way it rewards us for consistency of engagement alone. Maybe we're tired of the formulas, tired of the quantity over quality mindset - I know I am.

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HOW SELF PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY CAN HELP YOUR CONFIDENCE AND CREATIVITY.

This time last year, if you had asked me how I felt about being photographed, I'd have laughed. Including my hands or my torso in images was the furthest I'd moved towards taking a self portrait I felt comfortable sharing. I took a couple of bio/headshots when I absolutely had to for an interview - but I didn't like them enough to use on my website or blog, and I certainly would never have posted them on instagram. 


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HOW TO GIVE ADVICE WHEN YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE AN EXPERT.

As a quiet person, I don't really believe in saying something for the sake of talking, and the same can be true of the way I feel about blogging and the other content I create. It's important to me to offer something of use, of value - whether that's in inspiration or encouragement, or yes, even advice - in this noisy online world. 

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HOW CAN MINIMALISM HELP WITH CREATIVITY?

When we do anything creative, we're asking ourselves to make lots and lots of decisions. Some of those are the obvious, visible kind (what colour should that be? Is that the right word?), and some are less tangible, the instinctual decisions we make without even realising (like when we place a mug on a flatlay photograph without really thinking about it). All of those little conscious and

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DO YOU KEEP YOUR CREATIVITY A SECRET?

It can sometimes be incredibly difficult to open up about our creative hopes and dreams. However, we're often much happier to share our creativity in the online world than we are face to face. 

We lie about our weekends; hide the blog we've been pouring our free time into; live in fear that our colleagues or old school friends will find our creative instagram account.

But what is it that makes us close up around the people we see every day, and how can we start to be more open about who we really are? 

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