So this is where I try to write a blog, it’s not my best skill (not even top ten) but like all things improves with practice. I commission paint to make up my wages and have a full time job to pay the bills. This means that I have to try my hardest to make sure I keep on top of all my jobs and also give myself time to rest. You too might feel weighed down by the pressures of life and trying to fit in a hobby around that is always hard but it doesn’t need to be impossible.
Now, if you’re anything like me you use this hobby to keep sane, to make friends, and to express yourself in a way that just isn’t available in other ways. I decided to make a job of this so have to work even harder to get time in to do my own stuff but I have to say when I do get an opportunity I seize it with both hands. Now for you the best thing to do is to take stock of what time you have in the day and see what time you need for the essentials (food and sleep, something we’re all too tempted to abandon in favour of doing our hobby… well… I am). You might not think that after all that you don’t have much time left to get anything done but trust me, even half an hour every day or every other day will see things move forward. Ten models built, a coat of paint laid down, some models based. Honestly, you will see progress throughout the week and this will spur you forward to keep going.
Small successes lead to big victories.
Once you start to move forward the momentum will keep you going.
If you happen to miss a day, don’t worry, it’s not the end of the world. Just pledge to yourself that you’ll try harder tomorrow. One of the ways you can motivate yourself is to get stuff sorted is set a goal for the month, if you achieve it then TREAT YO SELF! Get yourself that box of models you’ve always wanted, have a takeaway for dinner, paint that model you’ve always wanted to paint but it’s not in any army list… just do something that will release those happy endorphins. If you reward yourself for those successes you will have a drive to succeed more.
Pizza always helps
I’ve not really got more to say on this topic but I’d love to know your thoughts; how do you keep yourself going? What is on your ‘to-do-list’? What would you like me to write about next?
(Especially the last one… seriously… what do you guys want to know about?)
Oh, and if you can’t get your stuff done or you need an expert brush, hit me up and I will see what I can sort out for you But for now,
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