Sometimes it's all just a bit much. (Especially on Mondays.)
You wake up to a brand new day, happy as can be, a fresh to-do-list
waiting for you to start on after breakfast. All is well. But then
something small happens that interferes with your mood.
Like: You throw something in the garbage can that's already a bit too full, and because of that, you
miss! Even before your first sip of coffee, you're mopping the kitchen
Or: You know you shouldn't, but you open your email while waiting for
the kettle to boil... and there's an alarming email in there with a
problem that needs to be fixed urgently. So much for enjoying your
breakfast without hurry.
Or: You planned to get out to run some errands, look out of the window
and see the driveway all covered in snow. "Well that's just a great outlook," you hear yourself grown, "shovelling snow right after breakfast!"
Yeah, you know. Those kinds of things...
Don't let them ruin your day!
Here are three things you could do to stay sane:
Sometimes something small happens that can totally interfere with your good mood. Don't let it ruin your day.
*1 Sit down. Breathe in. Breathe out. Take out your smartphone, switch on the camera, make a face that represents your mood and take a selfie. Then, laugh about it. I know you don't want to, but if you put things in perspective - it's not that bad. You'll survive.
Use the photo to draw a selfie from. You'll feel so much better when you're drawing!
*2 Plan something that takes your mind off of things.
It could be making a selfie drawing like above, or a chat with a
friend, but for me, working out is also a great outlet. I run, but I
also do kickbox trainings and, a one-hour training really empties my
*3 Treat yourself.
It can be something small, like making yourself a fabulous cup of coffee and enjoy every sip of it.
Or, get inspired! Buy yourself something to look forward to:
get help reaching your artistic goals for the new year.
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Oh and don't forget: keep breathing. Even if the day doesn't turn out the way you expected, you'll be fine. You can change the mood again.
And even when on some days it feels really hard to get over a threshold; take every opportunity to Make Awesome Art.
You can do it.
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