If you're like most of us, some days are super productive and others are horribly all over the place. Everyone has a different way of working, but what we all experience sometimes is a sense of being burned out, and this will make you feel stuck, uninspired and definitely unproductive.
We want to say for the record: allow yourself to do something else. Daydream, see art, allow yourself to let your mind wander. Science even says it's a good thing to do.
Finishing a painting, design project, writing assignment or won't always come easy. Here are three questions to answer. Write the answers down on a sheet of paper and tack them to your studio wall:
- When I am uninspired or feel stuck, what gets me motivated? (Some answers may be reading, talking to an accountability buddy, reviewing past work, etc)
- Do I spend time on myself and nurturing my practice? Write down some ways I can do this. (I.e. do you allow yourself to experiment, see shows or have studio visits?)
- Do I spend time dreaming of big goals and allowing my mind to wander? Set a timer and remind myself to dream big!
Allow yourself the mental space to dust off the cobwebs and move forward! We grant your permission, hard workers.