Time + Social Media for Freelancing

Time is Precious

It’s interesting to think about the fact that time doesn’t stop. I frequently have to pull myself into the present moment because I project myself into future moments, alot. [Shoutout to my yoga practice for keeping me aware of myself.]

I think about how many great experiences I’ve had and how often I wish to revisit them. I try to spend really happy moments noticing everything, so that when I relive the moment in the future I can still feel it vividly. However, memories are only memories and the present moment is all that I have in the sense that it is the only thing that is tangible. Now that I am solely freelancing I am more aware of the way I spend my time because I feel like there is more responsibility. Wait, no I don’t feel like there is.. There IS. I’ve wasted many a days not using my time properly and as a result fumbled the bag. I’ve learned that freedom actually comes with a price. Having my free will unrestricted means that I also need to have discipline.

The thing about freedom is: I can do anything I want at any time - but should I?
The answer is no. A big, capital, bold ‘NO’.

Social Media for Freelancing

I want to break my addiction to social media and it’s probably not that hard. I just need to get into the habit of it as with anything I aspire to do. My goal is to plan content out to be posted on schedule and check my phone morning and afternoon with a timer so I don’t look up and an entire hour has gone by. I know that I’m a freelancer but I aspire to be a digitally conscious freelancer and not burn myself out or cloud my mind with shit that has nothing to do with me. I really want to start treating social media as a business tool rather than a leisure item. And so it is. Let’s get it.

3 Reasons Simplicity is My Design Mantra

It can be easy to get caught up in trying to emulate every trend and every cool new platform. However, personally speaking, my best work comes from keeping “simple design” at the forefront of my mind.

Here are my top 3 reasons simplicity is my design mantra.

  1. Less to think about

    In a world FULL of things trying to grab your attention why not keep it simple? It may be nice to have all of the bells and whistles that the next person has but the human mind connects to an idea way better when it doesn’t have to think as much.

  2. Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication

    This quote is from Steve Jobs and sums up why I will always be an apple fan. iPhones have a simple design. There aren’t a lot of bells and whistles but the phone is easy to use. Most business owners that I know use apple products or at the very least have an iPhone. It goes to show the effectiveness of designing something with simplicity in mind. The simple design of the iPhone also gives a sleek and luxurious look - simple does not have to mean boring.

  3. Easy to Keep Up With

    When trends change you don’t have to worry about the design of your site or graphics appearing outdated because you kept it simple! It’s easier to keep up with something when it’s simple rather than becoming overwhelmed trying to create something that has a lot going on.

3 ways I’ve learned to keep it simple:

  1. Limit colors schemes to 3 colors max

  2. Use white space

  3. Keep the design free of unnecessary distraction

Keeping this simple doesn’t have to mean basic or boring. Keeping things simple in a way of looking at not only life but design.

if you’re seeking simplicity in all areas of your life including design please contact me. I’d love to know more about your project.