4. Look after yourself.
When there’s deadline after deadline – client briefs, essays, articles, public appearances – it can be so easy to burn out. Also, the subject matter of what I’m studying sometimes gets real heavy. So alongside all the studying and working time, I make sure to plan in time to decompress, recharge, exercise, cook, eat well and see friends and family for my own sanity and wellbeing.
5. Take the time to reflect.
We’re all conditioned to look ahead to the future and think about what we want to achieve over the next year, five years, ten years. But it’s also important to take the time to look back and reflect on everything you’ve achieved in the last week, month, six months. Whether that’s good feedback from client work, a great essay mark, or just a conversation that left you on a high. Write it all down. See it all in one place. Let yourself feel damn good about it.