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5-Minute Focus Episode 10: Creating good writing habits the easy way

Not everything in life has to be a battle, forcing the habit of writing every day does not have to be hard. It does not have to be painful. It does not have to be a fight. You love to write. You love to be creative. So why be so resistant to doing it every day? Setting yourself a 30-day challenge is an excellent start. It helps form the foundation of that habit to go from writing as and when you feel like it, to writing every day in a consistent and manageable fashion.

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5-Minute Focus Episode 9: Overcoming Creative Burnout

Burnout is something that we all experience at one time or another, it is also easily avoided. Have you ever experienced burnout? Or have you recognised that you're experiencing burnout?

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5-Minute Focus Episode 8: Maximising the potential of your focus

Are attention and focus the same thing?

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5-Minute Focus Episode 7: Elevate yourself out of your creative slump with this one simple technique

It is much more common than you may be led to believe for creatives to get stuck in a rut. What the rest of the world perceives as absolute confidence is usually just a momentary snapshot in time, never the full picture. You don’t see the moments between creation where that person is in floods of tears because they just don’t know how to get in the right frame of mind to create. The tears, the agony, the negative self-talk, all of those things are private and hidden from view.

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5-Minute Focus Episode 6: De-scatter Your Brain With This Simple Exercise

Scatterbrain is real and it impacts us all in some way or another. Especially us creatives. We have so much swimming around in our brains and are desperate to get it out. Our creative work, our writing and so on, tends to be the proposed outlet for all of that noise in your mind. The thing is, we need to make sense of it all BEFORE we sit down and engage with the work.

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5-Minute Focus Episode 5: Inspiration on your terms

Art and greatness is the effect, inspiration is the cause. Inspiration is the trigger for an emotional event. Contrary to popular belief, inspiration is not always positive. In fact, some of the greatest works of art have been inspired by pain and hardship.

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5-Minute Focus Episode 4: Focus your creativity by setting boundaries with your time

Sustainability is the part of creativity that people often leave out of the conversation. Some might say that sustainability isn’t even possible. I fervently disagree. Working on your art in fits and starts is an inefficient and energy-intensive process. It is the number one reason that writers and artists burn out. They throw everything they have got in the tank, and more, at their creation. They create something that starts off beautifully and ends with a crash. A crash that few recover from.

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5-Minute Focus Episode 3: Sensory Enclosures

Sensory Enclosures - a tool for creative writers to help you to craft the perfect piece.

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5-Minute Focus Episode 2: Separation Rituals

Gently change your mental state to get you in the right mindset to get writing

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5-Minute Focus Episode 1: What to expect

5-Minute Focus is a series of short videos of techniques you can use so that you can be more focused and creative. Each tip and technique will help you to maintain freedom of creativity and be free from distraction

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