It is that time of year again, where we all make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and eat healthier, or to exercise, or make more money. Resolutions are easy to allow to get away from us. Our goal to lose 50lbs when you have a whole year to do it sounds realistic…until a few months in and you’re “only” down 5-10 lbs. Celebrate your successes!!! And make sure you follow the SMART goal setting template when setting your resolutions. Even, perhaps, break down each goal into monthly action plans, to help you get started right away, and be successful in maintaining your momentum throughout the year.
For me…I have some pretty big goals I am working towards for 2019. I have some big dreams that I am not yet sharing, that I would love to come true this year. One of them is applying for and being accepted into The Artist Project for 2020. That’s a big deal for me.
But on a smaller, much more doable and even more important level, I want to integrate self care into every single day. As well as I want to continue to establish myself as an artist and entrepreneur. So…starting January 1st, I intend to paint at least one 6×6 per day. I love this size as it is very satisfying and can be completed in a short amount of time…as in during one sitting. And multiple 6x6s look fantastic grouped together on display. The themes may change, but I am committing to doing one a day. As a warm up or as an individual project.
How is this a beneficial resolution you ask? Well…for a few reasons. Firstly, art is my way of expressing my emotions and experiencing joy. So if I paint every day, it is like journaling or meditating for me. Also, in order to grow my art business, I need to be creating constantly, rather than binge painting the way I do now, which is very stressful. So by committing to one a day, even on my busy with other life stuff days, I will have completed a task for my business and that will make me feel productive, proud and positive. It’s a win win!
What is one of your resolutions for 2019? Please, share with us! I would love to see what you are wanting to manifest this year! Cheers!