Friday, April 10, 2015

Trying to Juggle

Does anyone have the problem of juggling time between job, family and Art. I do. For one thing I went back to public work after being retired for four years. Now I don't have the freedom to paint as I did. I MISS IT. I have got to set a schedule but-------gosh----- I'm tired when I get off work. When I wake up in the morning, my intentions are sincere-------"When I get off work, I'm going to the studio and paint till 11 P.M."      ----- Then in the evening--- "Gosh! I'm tired"

There's a lot to be said for youth. I'm a youth 4 times over.

Here are three rule that I should really focus on. I am really going to try.

1- Stick to a Strict Schedule

One of the biggest advantages to being your own boss is setting your own schedule. But that doesn’t mean that work has to slide into family time and vice versa. Find a balance between the responsibilities of your business and your children no matter how tough it is, especially when your studio is at home and you’re truly never far from work. Ugh, (Unless you're tired)

2) Stay In Focus, No Matter Where You Are

Focus on the job at hand. Be present in the moment, and with the people you’re with at that time. Give all your attention to your art when you’re working on a piece, and to your family when it’s their time for your attention.

4) Love What You Do

I hear from artist friends all day, every day, on Facebook, etc. that they love their jobs. So all I can say is------ Keeping your heart in line with your hands is the best way to guarantee success, and that you’ll wake up every morning excited about the days ahead.
O.K. Let's say every morning "Thank you God for another day" instead of saying "Oh God, another day"