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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