All I know is that I want to scale back and be a little more focused, spend less time worrying and more time chilling and maybe then things will seem less cluttered and a little less stressful. Like I said easier said than done!
You might remember at the beginning of last month I posted about my plans after spending a summer bogged down catching up on work and that I wanted to spend more time focusing on quality rather than quantity.
There are so many rules and experts out there that sometimes social media gets a little daunting and at times it can feel like your failing. I know I’ve written about this before but not having time to do certain things is not always a bad thing, sometimes it allows you step away and look at the bigger picture of what you really want to do. Sometimes you get stuck in a rut and need a change of pace, for me I definitely want to cut back on the amount of time worrying if everything I do for my work is living up to the so called standards pushed at us my social media experts. Am I posting at the right time of day, am I using the right filter, am I posting too much, too little, it goes on and why these experts are here to help and to be fair are helpful it can still feel like you’re lagging behind. People say that you just need to do what’s right for you and of course they are right, and I say it myself all the time but to be honest that’s easier said than done.
So whilst I’ve not had much time to blog or Instagram lately because I basically knuckled down to clear out all old stock and supplies so I can start working on new designs, it has given me a little time to think about things. And my rut isn’t just about work, I think it’s about me in general. When I first became self employed I had so much work to do, decisions to make that I literally didn’t have enough time to think about I just made decisions, if worked yay, if it didn’t then boo and moved on but at some point winging is just not enough to get by on and you sort have to have a plan or path in place.
So I took advantage of some course on sale. I got Gala Darling’s Radical Self Love Bootcamp and The Blogacadamy online class which was reduced to a ridiculous $99 and have started on those. Did they help, I’ll let you know as I haven’t started them yet but I figure you can’t go wrong with some expert advice from successful ladies like these.
I also went for a blog revamp and choose this new theme called Phoebe, a minimalist, no fuss template, chic and simple, to remind me of the way I want things to be, and that is simple. My major problem (if you can call it that) is that I have such eclectic interests, that it’s hard to keep things tidy and it all gets a bit cluttered in real life and on line and it’s driving me a little crazy, sometimes I wish I could just focus on one thing and be done with it, other times I’m grateful for my messy mind and life because it means I rarely get bored.