I do love a phrase. Ever since I upped my podcast consumption, I’m all ‘Do What You Love’ and ‘Stay In Your Lane’, so basically noting down things that I probably knew anyway. That’s the thing, sometimes you need things spelled out before you actually believe the advice. Take productivity for example, I remember reading Hannah Gale’s post about breaking the full-time blogger rules and writing only when you feel inspired. In true Kristabel fashion, I still ended up trying to force myself to churn out 3 blog posts at 9am and chastising myself for reading everyone’s Twitter threads. I’ve basically had to have an intervention with myself and accept how I work.
You see, I can be a morning person, an afternoon person or an evening person depending on how motivated I am. If I’m going through a phase where I’m up at 6am bursting with ideas, then it’s best to go with that. If I’m chucking my alarm across the room (aka most of January) then it’s best to change tack a little. I have several ways of working and I need to be attuned to that. These days, I tend to get a second wind at around 5pm, which is annoying if you want to have a social life, but I’m hoping to plan around that better.
I’m also interested in single tasking. Of course I’m writing this in between cooking my dinner and curling my hair, but I’ve seen so many articles on it recently and Katy wrote a great post about the Pomodoro technique. Checking for the latest memes is my nemesis, so I’m hoping that scheduled breaks mean that I earn those few minutes laughing at things like Australian newsreaders arguing over their outfits.
Speaking of outfits, I suppose I’d better talk about this one. I’m still trying to get inspired in terms of SS17 fashion but luckily having a housemate with a decent wardrobe is like going shopping. I just wonder when she’ll realise that I’ve ‘borrowed’ her coat…