After my missive in the previous Creative Business Tombola, I feel like I should take it easy this week. It's the perfect time for it after all, because in case you hadn't realised, it's kind of party season time.
This week's post will contain plenty of practical, production and pasionately creative content as usual and feel free to browse these as light relief from your office-party-induced hangover.
But really, all I want from you this holiday season is to take a damn break. Unplug. Log off. Shut down (your computer, not yourself). Get cosy if you're in the north and cool off if you're in the south. Spend time with your family and friends. Take some time to reflect on your triumphs and challenges from 2104 and don't worry about 2015, it'll come soon enough.
I'll be back with a Creative Business Tombola roundup before the year's out. Until then, keep warm (or cool!), safe and have a wonderful break.
Outsourcing definitely makes my list for next year's business goals. Here's 30 things you can delegate to a Virtual Assistant
Questions you really don't have to answer as an artist: how long did that take you to make?
Let this burnout story be a warning for you to get away from your screen and take it easy over the holidays!
6 tips to stay productive during the holidays
And in case that hasn't link hasn't kept you on the straight and narrow, you can try these 15 ways to overcome procrastination
Are you still treating your business as a hobby?
Be passionately creative
Proof that all students, forever, find studying boring at some point: text book doodles made by bored students 800 years ago
5 creativity myths you probably believe
20 things never to say to people in creative fields
BONUS HOLIDAY STUFF!!
"Dear Marie: haters gonna hate! Love yr work, Bertie." Einstein tells Curie to ignore her detractors in a letter from 1911
The worst corporate tweets of 2014. Cringe.
Back soon with an end-of-2014 special!