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The Power of Self Care: Nurturing Yourself Without Guilt with Steph Grainger

In today's fast-paced world, where everyone seems to be constantly juggling multiple responsibilities and obligations, taking care of ourselves often takes a backseat.

Society has ingrained in us the belief that focusing on our own well-being is a selfish act, something that should be done only when all other tasks are completed.

However, this notion couldn't be further from the truth.

Self-care is not a selfish act but rather an essential practice that enables us to lead healthier, more fulf…

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What is Self-Talk & Why is it Important? With Shelley Bosworth

When you think about how you talk to yourself, are you talking to yourself as you would a friend?

Or are you super critical of every single step you take and every single move you make when it comes to being yourself or being in business?

I recently spoke with my friend, Shelley Bosworth, on The Social Brain Podcast about the way we talk to ourselves, why self-talk awareness is important, and the strategies to turn negative speak into positive self-talk so you can push forward with your goals.…

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I’m still buzzing after my first in-person InstaBrains workshop!

It might have been more than two weeks ago now… but I’m still feeling ALL the feels after delivering my very first InstaBrains workshop at CREATE Business Hub in Shenfield on 26th and 27th April.

A group of five fabulous marketers and business owners joined me for top tips on all things Insta. During the two-day session, these lucky attendees learned how to:

  • Build a killer Instagram strategy

Together, we dissected what each guest wanted to achieve with their business, and helped them expl…

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Are you ready to up your Instagram game this year?

There’s been lots of talk recently of Instagram’s declining engagement rates.

And while I can’t deny that I have seen less interaction on this platform than usual recently, I definitely don’t think now is the right time to jump ship and let all the hard work you’ve put into building your following here go to waste.

In fact, I think Instagram can still be extremely valuable for businesses.

Why?

Well, firstly, Instagram has 2 billion monthly active users – and it is still growing!

Plus, it’s …

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Why there’s no shame in taking a break from your social media this Christmas

You know me. I LIVE and BREATHE social media. To the point where some people might say I’m a little bit obsessed.

You might think that’s a good thing, given that I’ve been running my own social media agency for quite a few years now! And it is, mostly. It means I’m always ahead of the curve; always testing new approaches to find out what works.

But every now and then, even I need to take a little break from the hourly scroll, for the sake of my own mental health.

Why I decided to disappear fo…

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How to tackle comparisonitis on social media

Does social media ever make you feel a little bit… down?

You might be suffering from comparisonitis, my friend.

And you’re not alone.

With one pandemic (seemingly) under control, another has bubbled up from the depths of digital society. Comparisonitis is a widespread issue that manifests itself in negative thoughts. Since lockdowns hit the world, people have been turning their eyes to social media for entertainment and guidance. The positive? Escapism and connection. The negative? Comparison…

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