Lifestyle and business go hand-in-hand for us creatives; we value how we live as much as we value what we earn.

So I’ve compiled a list of 12 life hack tips you might not have considered. I’d like to share them with you.

In no particular order of importance; just my train of thought over the past few days.

12 Life Hacks For Creatives

Silence is golden. Quiet is the new loud. In social media, in your marketing, in your life, in your mind. There’s a subtle shift happening online.

⭐ Going to bed early is OK. Sleep is not a luxury. It’s a delighful necessity. Don’t feel obliged to stay up if you’re tired. There’s no need to drag the day out for the sake of it.
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Hire a cleaner & someone to do your ironing. Outsource the mental load of housework. It frees you up to be more creative. And don’t feel guilty – you’re helping money flow into another person’s life. That’s a win-win.

Ditch revenue goals. Make creation & lifestyle goals instead. Money will follow. Or not, for a while. Then it will.

Cook a proper meal each day – fuel your body properly. Time poverty is an excuse.

80% of success is simply showing up. Most people don’t bother or make totally 200% valid excuses, so you’re ahead already.

Buy yourself flowers. For no reason. Flowers are beautiful. We are happier when surrounded by natural beauty.

If you’re an artist, watch the movie Velvet Buzzsaw on Netflix. I just finished watching it. Art world meets some scary, energetic undertones: art = energy. Great cast.

Do not be afraid to be yourself. It might look weird, like this newsletter. But really, life is too short to be someone else.

F*ck being the CEO of anything. It’s been such a trendy concept for the past 5 or 6 years. It’s been quite exhausting. Just do your creative thing, be yourself, earn the money you need, enjoy your life. End of.

People matter. 98% of people are lovely, doing their best. Don’t let the drama and negativity of the 2% be your focus. Pro Tip: don’t watch those nasty, manipulated reality TV shows. Not your circus, not your monkeys.

Start a new art sketch pad or creative journal in the middle. That way you won’t feel the pressure to make page 1 a masterpiece!

My kettle just popped and my tea cup is waiting. Hope this has sparked some new ideas for you and your creative life.

Let me know!

Until next week, amazing creative.

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