5 Things You Can Do If You’ve Got a Lot On

“The creative adult is the child who survived.”

Ursula Le Guin

Introducing the new format, skinny Creative Spark e-news…I’m sorry it’s been such a long time since my last e-news.

I’ve been busy, which is great, however, it feels a bit hectic. I’ve heard a lot of friends who work in the creative sector saying the same.

I have been wanting to restart my e-news for the past few weeks as I love sharing all the tips and idea that whizz around in my head constantly. So, I decided to keep things simple.

I hope you like the new format e-news which explores…

5 things you can do if, like me, you’ve got a lot on

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Positive Change in Tough Times

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Maya Angelou

I’m sure I’m not alone in being in a state of shock by the sudden arrival of Covid-19 back in March. After a few weeks when the initial paralysis had passed, I learned some useful things. When talking to friends I’ve described the experience of the last four months as, “like going on a retreat”. Why is change so difficult? I find it hard to instigate change without going through pain or discomfort first. Although there are a lot of negatives to the Covid-19 crisis, there have been some positives for me. I hope you have found the same.

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Finding Your Way in Uncertain Times

“We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.”

Douglas Adams

I woke up on a Saturday morning about six weeks ago feeling spaced out and a bit odd. I recognised the feeling as signs of anxiety. I have been lucky in my life and haven’t really suffered from anxiety and so when it does turn up it’s not a feeling that I’m used to. I’ve heard a lot of people describe their experience of the Covid-19 crisis as, “like a wave”. One minute you’re having a good day and then, without warning, you wake up the next day feeling a bit odd. I spent most of that weekend wandering around; not doing much, thinking and drawing a blank. I couldn’t work out the cause. After a whole weekend of thinking, I realised that the cause of my worry was uncertainty!

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