Posts tagged Work
Getting The Most Out Of Unproductive Days

Feeling unproductive is something everyone has to struggle with but instead of letting it spiral into causing a vicious circle of a bad moods, an unwillingness to motivate yourself and a hyper critical look at your flaws. A fruitless day of productivity can be tough but sometimes it's needed to reset your system, here are some ways to make the most out of your free time.

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Behind The Scenes Of Where I Blog

One true positive of starting a blog is that it can be done anywhere, well anywhere with internet access, so wherever you choose to press publish from can be a very personal place. As stated in a previous post about some little office essentials (found here) my 'office' or blogging area is in with the rest of my bedroom so I thought it time to shed some light into what goes on behind the scenes and offer some tips to working better in a shared space. Here's a peek and a few tricks for you, what does your blogging space look like?

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The In Office (Little) Essentials

As I live with the parents my 'office' is located in my bedroom, meaning the lack of separation doesn't always cultivate the most productive of areas but using the essentials can help to build a better way of working. What are your necessities when in the office? What do you need to be super efficient?

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Mastering Blog Time Management

Those outside of blogging often wonder where the time goes and how we can be so carefree with it however blogging can be incredibly consuming in terms of time and trying to fit it all in can be tough. The beauty of this passion is that (it mostly) has the ability to fit around you and your needs. Here are some ways I try, being the important word, to fit it all in.

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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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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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Ways To Unleash Your Creativity

Finding your creative groove can be tough to acquire as not only can our artistic materials and aesthetics change over time but we can also battle a lack of motivation and the dreaded comparison. It can be hard to keep those inventive juices constantly pumping isn't always possible however here are some practical ways to new your think of new art whatever your medium. What physical tips would you give to those stuck in a creative rut?

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Reuniting With Your Blog

Occasionally you may find yourself feeling stuck in the balance between the current content you're producing and the content you'd like to be evolving for your blog. Reuniting with your blog at times can be tough, there will be blips and bumps where something won't fit into place so here are some ways to get back onto your productive path. How do you reconnect with your blog?

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Getting The Most From Your Lunch Break

When working, regardless of whether you work from home, studying for your latest educative endeavor or work in an office, sometimes it can be hard to build effective down time. having a lunch break to split your productive day can help bring back some much needed motivation, clear the brain fog and a quick boost of inspiration. What does your lunch break look like?

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Dealing With A Job You Dislike

Unless you're a very lucky one everyone will have been unemployed at some point or another in a job they just can't stand, you may be in your hated job role now. You can dislike a job for any number of reasons from the environment, your fellow workers or the dreaded customers to name only a few - rest assured you are not alone and you're allowed to feel disheartened if you wish. Upping sticks and moving jobs is all well and good (especially if you want a more satisfying job role) but sometimes there are more things to consider before you make a change. How do you deal with a job you dislike?

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A Day Of Blogging

As a part time blogger finding the time (and inspiration) to write for Not Copper Armour can be tricky so on my days off I like to dedicate myself to bettering my space on the internet and produce a working schedule I can feel comfortable with. Posting 4 days a week can be tough if it isn't your full time profession however putting the effort in could reap the rewards later on, this is my blogging day and what it entails. What does your blogging day look like?

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Beating The Monday Blues

Ahh Monday, the dreaded first day of the working week where we drag our bodies reluctantly out of bed and skip to work - here are some ways to better the Monday morning experience. Whether you work from home, an office or have to travel out and about regardless of your job type it's important to start the working week the right way with a more positive attitude. How do you better your Monday morning?

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Productive Procrastination

Being a procrastinator can be tough as you can leave the things you don't want to do till the very last minute, when this happens instead of panicking that nothing is getting done it's good to have those odd little jobs that pique your interest and could lead you onto that dreaded activity you've been putting off. I'm a big procrastinator and although I've slowly got better over the years I still have those little tasks I can rely on to both relax me and get me in the mood for some serious business, which for me is normally blog related - many of the tasks featured are to do with this. What are your procrastination tasks?

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Getting The Most Out Of A Small Desk

Just recently I have really been working hard to better my work performance and that includes a more concerted effort to sit at my desk. I try to keep my work area as clean and uncluttered as possible as mess is a heavy distracted for me, so in terms of helping your productivity here are a few extra ways to make your space (no matter how small) a productive and inspirational place to be.

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Little Ways To Boost Your Blog

Although I haven't been blogging long, upon realising that more needed to happen behind the scenes in order to better how my space got across to it's potential audience - in a short space of time I've begun to make use of the small things that could have a big impact. Learning the basics behind your website could in turn have a great effect on your statistics, future post ideas, brand opportunities, shape of your blog and your mood towards it. What little ways do you use to boost your blog?

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Creating An Effective Portfolio

If you're any kind of creative you'll be aware of the importance of having a portfolio, a snapshot of your best bits and what you can offer to a potential client. Portfolios can also be used when you're applying for job, college or University applications you want to show your interviewers what you are capable of (even if it was a wonderful fluke - they don't have to know that). They come in all sizes for a range of purposes, here's how I've put my current one together, what about you?

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