Why lack of space is not the problem…

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, August 17, 2017

Clutter isn’t caused by lack of space. It’s caused by believing you have more years to do things in than you actually do. Here’s how to cure both problems.

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How the business world hijacked the word ‘creative’

Sheila Chandra - Monday, August 14, 2017

Creativity’ should not be a synonym for bringing some thought to your work. But that’s what business has reduced it to. It’s time to take the word ‘creative’ back!

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How to save a whole year of your life….

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, August 10, 2017

Did you know that the average person spends a whole year looking for things in their lifetime? Here’s how to save that year…

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How to know if you’re an artist (symptoms and diagnosis)

Sheila Chandra - Monday, August 07, 2017

Are you a real artist? Afraid to call yourself one? Just starting out on your creative career? Here’s what it takes to be an artist.

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Is your time cluttered?

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, August 03, 2017

Living in a clutter-free space won’t feel peaceful if your time is cluttered. Here’s how to discover that ‘less is more’ with time too.

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The artist’s emotional green room

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 31, 2017

Your favourite artist may seem to be larger than life – a little bit ‘magic’. But all working artists know the truth. We’re just human and this is how we recharge.

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Why aiming for ‘tidier’ doesn’t work

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 27, 2017

Too often, getting to ‘tidier’ gives your subconscious mind the wrong message for it to work. Here’s the way round that…

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4 ways to be an emotionally secure artist

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 24, 2017

Being an artist or performer can be a heady experience – and leave you feeling anxious or insecure. Here are 4 ways to combat that and give yourself the emotional security you need.

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Why crash diet clear outs never work

Sheila Chandra - Thursday, July 20, 2017

Why do clear outs only last five minutes? Naturally tidy people know how to create order around themselves automatically, because they understand this one secret…

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What should artists sacrifice for their art?

Sheila Chandra - Monday, July 17, 2017

People talk about the sacrifices artists have to make for their art. That doesn’t mean creating drama so that you’re a ‘true’ artist. So what are they?

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