Many artists struggle in various areas of their life. They may struggle financially, artistically, or in other ways. If you’re an artist and aren’t sure of how to navigate these challenges, these
are some of the more common areas where you may need some direction.
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Lack of Time
Artists are known for being busy and it’s not a surprise that you don’t have time for the things you need to do. If you’re finding yourself on productivity lists and articles, then you’re not alone. Chances are, you simply can’t fit everything into your day. As an artist, you also need to give yourself enough time for creative processes.
If you can, give yourself a schedule but then allow yourself to have breaks. Scheduled and unscheduled time is the key to balancing your energy and you’ll be much happier with some flexibility. You will probably have to say no to some commitments but this will allow you to have a more balanced lifestyle.
Poor Financial Status
If you’re a starving artist, then this probably seems like a challenging solution. You may find yourself working multiple jobs just to make ends meet. When this happens, you may need to find a loan program to help you through the tough times. If you’re one of the many people who doesn’t have much in savings or even a bank account in general, then you’re not alone.
You can find loans with no bank account, which you can easily access online and the approval process is fast, especially if you have other additional financial information such as a debit card. While you may need a boost to get through the hard times, work to create a budget to avoid overspending.
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Unhappy with your Work
Artists are the harshest critics. Your work probably never seems good enough. If you struggle in this area, it’s important to note that you should take the time to enjoy small accomplishments. Finishing your latest piece may not seem like a huge step ahead but celebrate small victories in
life. Treat yourself kindly and work on making small daily victories. This will help you feel more proud of your work. Although humbleness is not a bad trait, you can enjoy the victories as well.
Criticism from Others
As an artist, you’re also going to be subject from outside criticism when you start displaying your work. Keep in mind that not all criticism is bad. A good art critic can help you to hone your skills or to find areas where you happen to be weak. Unfortunately, it’s often off-hand comments
that make us rethink all of our life choices. The key here is to listen but not too much. You should try to take comments from serious critics seriously. People who don’t know much about art may bother you, but you shouldn’t take their criticism too seriously.
Keep in mind that you’re going to face many struggles as an artist. No one decides to become an artist because it’s an easy profession. However, the key to improving is to work hard at your craft and focus on the bigger picture. This will help you to be more successful and also enjoy your life as an artist.