Read on for friend of the blog, Kate Turner’s first person account of developing a routine in isolation . . .
It’s been a long’ol time since I’ve had a guest post here on The Elgin Avenue, but when Erin reached out to share her take on how to ‘design your life backwards’, I was ALL ears.
Productivity and goal-setting are things which regularly rotate here on the blog, and when Erin told me about her method, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Without further adieu, over to Erin . . . !
Has a friend ever dealt up such a stellar piece of advice, that you’re IMMEDIATELY reaching for your notes app to remember it?
Well, this productivity tip, dealt up by my friend Claire was one of those moments!
In the midst of the festive season when things are ALL GO, I’m keeping this tip front and centre of my mind as I cross off my final to-do list for the year.
Click through for this game-changer of a tip, and five more of my favourite productivity hacks . . .
A little while ago (after a bit of an Instagram funk) I decided to broaden my Instagram editing apps horizon. I wanted new filters, better editing-on-the go, and additional effects. Through research, trial and error, and advice from trusted freinds, I narrowed things down to a handful of new-to-me niche Instagram editing apps. These Instagram editing apps can REALLY up your game and improve your Instagram feed . . .
Trust me: I’ve tried them ALL!
As always, once I’ve come across something which has helped me, I want to share it with you! So, here’s my lowdown of niche Instagram editing apps to improve your Instagram feed.
Whether you ‘gram for fun or your full-time work, I hope that you’ll enjoy exploring!
Blogging about personal topics can really help to bond bloggers with their readership. After all, vulnerability is one of the best ways to foster trust. And who doesn’t love to learn a little more about the people behind a blog or social channel? I know I do!
Despite blogging for 8+ years, I still find it fascinating to learn more about people!
Especially when I feel like I ‘know them’ – at least a little already – through their online channels. Give me a home tour, personal essay or *insert personal topic of choice* any day.
But on the flip side, there’s a question of where, as a blogger, you draw the line on what’s comfortable for you to share. Where is your privacy boundary?
Through my own curiosities and experience, I thought it’d be fun to open up about how I choose what to share online, and some of the boundaries I have in place.
Imposter syndrome is when you feel ‘less than’, or ‘not worthy’ of taking part in something, pursuing a goal or taking on a role, which you are 100% capable of.
And I’m pretty sure it’s affected us all at some point!
There have been plenty of occasions when I’ve doubted my capabilities, or wondered why I’ve been asked to do something.
As the name suggests, Imposter Syndrome makes you feel like you are about to be ‘found out’ because you’re not ‘really’ as good or as qualified as people think you are.
The funny thing is, whenever I chat to people about their ‘imposter insecurities’, I’m always amazed! The people who feel a sense of imposter-ness are always those who I view to be the most capable!
If you’ve ever experienced Imposter Syndrome, or feel like you are experiencing it right now, I hope that these five reminders are helpful to you!
Well HI there! It’s been a LONG time (possibly years?!) since I wrote a ‘life lately’ post.
It’s funny to think that when I started The Elgin Avenue, every day was a ‘life lately’ post of sorts. That ‘immediate update’ style was one I used to enjoy so much (I could write for dayssss) but then that type of post was replaced by Instagram, and then Instagram Stories.
Still, here I am coming full circle!
I thought it would be fun to write a casual ‘grab a glass of wine’ type post, and natter away a bit.
Lots has been going on recently, and I wanted to loop you in!
Here’s what’s been going on in my life lately . . .