I LOVE SETTING GOALS…
Yeah – I know – I'm one of “those” people. But hear me out… I think one of the reasons so many get discouraged with resolutions is because we set too high of goals for ourselves. And in essence – set ourselves up for failure. This is why I always try and set goals for myself that I CAN accomplish.
SO HERE ARE MY “CAN DO” GOALS FOR 2019
- GOAL #1: GET IN SHAPE
- Yeah, I know everyone makes this resolution to loose those extra calories we binged for the holidays. But I've noticed over the years that staying active actually helps me with my artist process. Yeah – weird right. Just going to the gym and forcing myself to do something new – helps me not be so scared when I approach something new in watercolor.
- GOAL #2: GET MORE SLEEP
- I don't know about you – but I'm a WORK-O-HOLIC. I once worked on a project for 18 hours straight. I love my job and everything about it – BUT THAT WITH A CAPITAL A –AIN'T HEALTHY! So for the new year – I'm forcing myself to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep. If a project isn't done – it can wait. I found over the past year that working during the day with a descent amount of sleep – helps me be more productive and more creative. So this one is a must!
- GOAL #3: GET CREATIVELY SPARKED
- This my last goal – but encompasses three different ways. FIRST, I want to have more fun in my art or explore more with out fear of failure. Even sometimes force myself to fail. SECOND, I want to learn more from other artist. Hence the reason I invested in some art books over the holidays. THIRD, I decided to try something completely new that could help spark my creativity in other ways. I've always loved music – so this year I decided to try and learn to play the ukulele. I have to say – I've already fallen in love and found it soothing to my rushed pace.
AND THOSE ARE MY GOALS FOR 2019
What kind of goals are you setting for yourself this year? It doesn't have to be anything complex – something as small as checking out a library book will suffice – just make sure you are challenging yourself in some way. Because challenges and goals help us grow all the faster in your creative lives! :)