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How To Design Your Life Backwards

It’s been a long’ol time since I’ve had a guest post here on The Elgin Avenue, but when Erin reached out to share her take on how to ‘design your life backwards’, I was ALL ears. 

Productivity and goal-setting are things which regularly rotate here on the blog, and when Erin told me about her method, I couldn’t wait to share it with you. Without further adieu, over to Erin . . . !

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The Need To Do Vs Nice To Do Productivity Hack + 5 More

Has a friend ever dealt up such a stellar piece of advice, that you’re IMMEDIATELY reaching for your notes app to remember it?

Well, this productivity tip, dealt up by my friend Claire was one of those moments!

In the midst of the festive season when things are ALL GO, I’m keeping this tip front and centre of my mind as I cross off my final to-do list for the year.

Click through for this game-changer of a tip, and five more of my favourite productivity hacks . . .

How To Improve Your Instagram Feed Using These Niche Instagram Editing Apps

A little while ago (after a bit of an Instagram funk) I decided to broaden my Instagram editing apps horizon. I wanted new filters, better editing-on-the go, and additional effects. Through research, trial and error, and advice from trusted freinds, I narrowed things down to a handful of new-to-me niche Instagram editing apps. These Instagram editing apps can REALLY up your game and improve your Instagram feed . . .

Trust me: I’ve tried them ALL!

As always, once I’ve come across something which has helped me, I want to share it with you! So, here’s my lowdown of niche Instagram editing apps to improve your Instagram feed.

Whether you ‘gram for fun or your full-time work, I hope that you’ll enjoy exploring!

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5 Things To Remind Yourself Of When Imposter Syndrome Hits

Imposter syndrome is when you feel ‘less than’, or ‘not worthy’ of taking part in something, pursuing a goal or taking on a role, which you are 100% capable of.

And I’m pretty sure it’s affected us all at some point!

There have been plenty of occasions when I’ve doubted my capabilities, or wondered why I’ve been asked to do something.

As the name suggests, Imposter Syndrome makes you feel like you are about to be ‘found out’ because you’re not ‘really’ as good or as qualified as people think you are.

The funny thing is, whenever I chat to people about their ‘imposter insecurities’, I’m always amazed! The people who feel a sense of imposter-ness are always those who I view to be the most capable!

If you’ve ever experienced Imposter Syndrome, or feel like you are experiencing it right now, I hope that these five reminders are helpful to you!

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How To Manage Email Overload: 5 Tips Which Nixed My Inbox Demons

I used to absolutely DREAD my emails.

My inbox was a demon-like figure with a head which would grow back the moment I chopped it off! Sound familiar? Since then, ‘how to manage email overload’ is a topic I’ve become VERY friendly with.

After implementing a few new tactics myself, I feel like I might *just* have defeated my inbox demons.

Here’s how I’ve been tackling my inbox of late, so that most days I am fully on top of it.

Sometimes even (whisper it!) at inbox zero!

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