Do you ever end up bookmarking links, making notes of things to read, storing up shows to watch on TV, and compiling a podcast list it’ll take you weeks to get through? Yeah, me too.
So I’ve decided to start sharing the things I find here - the people that are inspiring me, articles, audios or videos giving me things to think about, or stuff that I just plain love and think you will too.
In no particular order…
The new podcast from Eminé and Paul Rushton - This Conscious Life - is a weekly dose of peace and calm, and so much wisdom - slow and sustainable living and Ayurveda are at the core, and I’ve found the first few episodes utterly fascinating and enlightening. You can listen on iTunes Podcasts or Stitcher.
I came across the stunning art work of The Future Mapping Company on Instagram and I’d really love one of their gorgeous rainbow pieces for my wall - they offer world, country, city and celestial prints in all sizes.
On the subject of colourful works of art, The Colors of Motion have created stunning posters where each line represents the average colour of a frame in a movie, creating some fantastic rainbow effects. There are hundreds to choose from - which would be your favourite?
For anyone who loves an online personality quiz, this is a great one to try - The Creative Types Quiz lets you discover what kind of creative you are from a selection of eight types. From people I know who’ve shared their results, it seems to be pretty accurate!
This was an interesting article from Simplified Accounting about the common factors that come up when people decide to quit their business - I’ve definitely felt some of them, which have prompted me to reassess and change the direction of some of my work.
The link for this piece by Wandering Aimfully came from another newsletter I read, but I think it’s worth continuing to share it - which kind of proves the point in the article about how to make your content shareable by making sure it’s interesting and/or entertaining, rather than going in with the vain hope that it’ll somehow go viral!
I love the lessons that Jessica Rose Williams has shared from her two years of blogging, there are definitely a few things that I could do with remembering more often.
Ruth Poundwhite’s new free ebook Quiet Visibility is a goldmine of “reassurance and advice for business owners, blogger and creatives who have something to say but find it hard to say it” - perfect for intoverts like me who can struggle to find a comfort zone on social media.
There was loads of great brave, vulnerable, supportive and uplifting content shared during the recent Mental Health Awareness Week, but I like this post from Jen at Rock Rose Digital sharing some of the tool and strategies she uses for managing depression and anxiety as a freelancer.
And this post from Emma Block has some great tips for reforming your workaholic tendencies as a self-employed creative.
If you’re always on the lookout for recommendations for small creative businesses to support, or in the market for beautiful handmade, sustainable, or eco-conscious gifts, then check out Verity Gaida’s Spring Indie Edit for a gorgeous selection.
Hopefully somewhere in that little lot there’s something you find interesting and inspiring - and if you come across anything you think I’d like to read/listen to/watch then please send it my way, either in a comment below or by dropping me an email. I share lots more inspirations on Instagram and in my monthly newsletter.