Posts tagged 2016
Ways I'm Investing In Myself For 2017

The year of 2016 brought with it a whole lot of new experiences to the fold and it has taught me a lot of who I am or who I want to be despite me being a few years off 30. This post is all about some of the struggles from the year and how I plan to help myself be the best version of me, whatever form that it will take. Here's how I'm going to try to make 2017 a good year, how about you? What are you going to try harder with?

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My Year In An Image Round Up

2016 has been a funny old year, it contained a whole lot of positive experiences but it also had a bit of negativity thrown into the mix but that being said I'm all for celebrating the little moments even if things are going sideways. Photography is something I'm still crazy passionate about and a goal of mine is to take more personal photographs in the new year (plus edit the backlog of videos that I've managed to accumulate) but this is a look at my year, favourite images and some more personal bits. What photos and memories has 2016 brought you?

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Some Cosy Night In Essentials

When it comes to staying indoors I make no secret of the fact that I'm a real home bird, although I love a mad boogie once in a while with my favourite people I'm happy to admit I'd rather spend my nights with a cosy night in. As the Winter season is just on the horizon, the want to snuggle down is ever more present, there are the things I need to unwind and enjoy my night. What are your essentials for a great night indoors?

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Not Copper Armour2016, Lifestyle
Finding The Light In Winter

Being a creator in the Winter months can be really tricky especially if your work is dependent on natural light for example if you're a blogger photography can be a big element of your work. As the nights draw in that much sooner, making sure your images are bright enough for your liking can take a bit more cunning. Here are some tips to capture the light when it isn't always available, what do you use to brighten your pictures?

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Reasons Why It's Ok To Not Love Blogging 24/7

Blogging, with all its niches, strong personalities and creative aesthetics can be a wonderful part of the internet to not only contribute to but to read as well. Whether you're a full time blogger who makes a living from your online brand or a hobbyist who is happy to talk about their passions. Sometimes it's 100% acceptable to not be on board with your process and here are a few reasons why, we all have the inevitable wobble. How do you cope when you feel a little disconnected from your blog?

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Life Lessons From The Summer

Although I'm not the greatest lover of the Summer season, the year of 2016 was one of my best it was full of good times, fun adventures, lots of laughter and an almighty sunburn that wouldn't shift till late Autumn. Now we're in the colder months I thought it the ideal time to reminisce, celebrating what I learnt and how some experiences can help broaden you. What did the Summer teach or give you?

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20 Ideas For A Colder Day

Even though it's still technically Autumn it won't have passed you by that the temperature has taken a mighty dip in the UK, this is not good news for those of us who like the heat. So when the weather is all cold and grey here are a few ways of how to make the most out of your day, some are for leisure whilst others a few can help you to keep the productivity levels up. How do you spend the day when outside may not look too inviting?

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Not Copper Armour2016, Lifestyle
Online VS Offline Personalities

An interesting topic that has surfaced across the internet is the balance (or possible imbalance) of how we present ourselves online as opposed to how we are behind the scenes. What we choose to share online can differ to each person with some wanting to discuss more personal matters, some of which can cause a bit of controversy. Do you think your your social media or internet personality matches the real you?

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Some Ways To Get Over What Others Think

Learning not to care about what others think can take a long time, one singular comment has the ability to bring you crashing down despite you feeling at the top of your game. Taking to heart other's opinions can not only knock your self confidence but can also affect you physically however that being said it is not always easy to shut them out. Here are some ways to address and work towards not being held down by other's expectations.

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Not Copper Armour2016, Lifestyle
Finding Productivity In The Colder Months

When the colder months roll around sometimes productivity can take a real nose dive; be it a lack of vitamin D, the dark nights, the urge to snuggle further into your duvet - working can get pushed aside for whatever reason. Being able to find the strength to dig deep when you don't always feel like it can mean the difference between making a big success of your project, missing the mark or feeling unsatisfied with your final product.

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Not Copper Armour2016, Lifestyle, Work
My Current Reads

Getting back into reading an actual book was a goal I had wanted to achieve for the longest time, after completing both my university courses and consuming what seemed like a mountain of intense material this feeling of submersing myself in a good read was all but extinct. After giving myself some time away from the screen, I felt the urge to flick through some pages resurface. Here's what I've been reading, what about you?

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The Pros & Cons of Being A Night Owl

A night owl routine is something that comes much more naturally to me than that of an early bird, my body cycle means I'm more responsive during the later hours of the day. I've come to terms with this state of being so here are both some good and bad things that come with burning the midnight oil. Are you one to welcome the morning or are you someone who prefers the evening?

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Not Copper Armour2016, Lifestyle
How I Create My Blog Imagery

Photography now comes hand in hand with blogging, it's a great visual pointer to not only welcome in an audience but it can also give an indicator of your potential topic and your overall style. I find it interesting to take a look behind the scenes of both blogging and photography so I thought I'd give you a sneak peek into how I construct my imagery. What goes into your creative process for your (blog) photography?

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Finding The Time To Blog

First things first, hats off to any creative person who has the capacity to hold down not only a full time job but also a full time blog that earns a living, it can be tiring and consuming but a good working schedule means you can have it all. Working all hours of the day may not always be good for your mind and body so here are a few ways I'm trying to fit everything in without creating my own burn out. Any tips for those who work and blog?

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Getting Rid Of Some Worrier Baggage

We all have those niggles and comparative thoughts on what we 'should' be doing with our time which could possibly lead to a negative way of how you assess your day, instead of feeling guilty here's some baggage I'm planning to let go of and why. I can be a worrier and as such it can lead to an over-analysing cycle that can be hard to break, here are some things I'm ready to stop beating myself up with. What have you decided to stop feeling bad about?

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