|Labor Day 13 x 20|
Watercolor on paper
How do my days get so complicated? Why do I burden myself with endless lists? When am I ever going to complete all of these tasks? All of these are good questions but the most important thing I need to consider is: Why do I want to complete these things?
I've set two 30 day goals for myself. One is to complete a painting a day and the other is to write a blog post a day - two challenges I joined. Well it's only the 3rd day and I'm already behind. So I could beat myself up and give up or I could catch up and continue on.
I've found that the best way to reach a goal is to know the why. Here are my answers:
1. Why do I want to complete the daily painting challenge? Because I will set aside time every day to paint, I will improve my skills and I will create a body of work that I can share.
2. Why do I want to participate in the 30 day blog challenge? Because I want to continue to develop the habit of writing about the process of making art to encourage my readers to be more creative.
Now I just have to schedule daily actions (or tasks) on my calendar with an alert set at 6:00 am. I find it's best to write these down the night before so I'm reminded first thing in the morning to focus on my goals.
1. Post yesterday's blog and painting - check
2. Paint - coming soon!
3. Blog - coming soon!