Sunday, January 25, 2009

Staying Consistent

I started working out last week and I am on Day 6. (Skinny pics coming in a few weeks ;0 )In the past I have said that I would work out 5 days a week but then something happens after the two days off. So I am just working out in some way every day. Even if I am just going for a brisk walk on one of the days. I know that I have to be consistent for the new habit to take hold. I can already tell the diference. My body feels better and my mind feels clear. It's great, actually.

So...I am learning that the way to be consistent is to do it every day. This applies to art too. You don't have to spend 8 hours in the studio every day but do something every day. Even if you just get your workspace set up to paint the next day. It is something and it keeps you in touch with what you are doing. It works.

There will be days when it looks like nothing is happening. I have had many of those. Then out of nowhere things will just appear. They were on the way the whole time! I did a google search for 'original abstract art' today and my shop is listed on the second page. I don't know how many times I have done that search and found nothing! But now here I am. I have been working on this since October and it's nice to see some signs that I exist online!

I am becoming convinced that a small consistent effort will work better than a sporadic huge effort. The little things really do add up and I find myself wanting to do more and more. I hope that you will find something you can try consistently for a time and see how it works for you!


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1 comment:

Mary Ann said...

You are so right about being consistent. That's how habits are formed, good and bad. I find if I take a break from my jewelry it is sometimes hard to get back to it.
Love your paintings.