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June is always a busy month for me.

In previous years it was exam season, and pre-summer deadline days.

Now, I’m not quite sure where the hectic comes from. I work for myself now, it should be easy, breezey. Actually though, it’s worse. I have this really bad habit of thinking that if I have minutes in the day, those minutes should be spent working.

I will find the balance – it might just take me a little while. I need to keep reminding myself that the reason I took this leap was so that I could spend time doing what I love. I don’t want to spend my every day flexing my hustle muscle.

If you too could do with some (borderline business-related) down time, here’s a round up of great things I’ve read lately.

Learning to go beyond your comfort zone and challenge conventions >> HERE

Free launch content checklist for content that sells >> HERE

5 ways to prep your brain for the transition into full-time freelance writing >> HERE

26 obvious signs you’re a writer >> HERE

How to write engaging content about “boring” subject matter >> HERE

Creativity is much more than 10,000 hours of deliberate practice >> HERE

8 energy management tips to make the most of your day >> HERE

How to create blog content that boosts product sales >> HERE

A quick and dirty guide to using Photoshop to create images that kick ass >> HERE

How to tell your audience who you are and what you stand for >> HERE

Mandatory lazy days: combat the hustle with some glorious rest >> HERE

7 content marketing lessons brands can learn from journalists >> HERE

10 podcasts for big-hearted creatives >> HERE

How to create a blog that’s popular and profitable >> HERE

Is your target audience resonating with your copywriting? >> HERE

Never give up: questions to ask when everything isn’t ok >> HERE

Hey! I’m Daire – writer, editor, all-round content weaver. I help business owners stand out online by channelling their personalities into everything they do. My dream is to show you that you can have an inspiring, insightful, INTERESTING online presence (and that you can use that to attract the best and brightest buyers into your orbit).