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How not to lose motivation?

How do artists not get burnt out and run out of motivation? How do you regain motivation?

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Rebecca’s Answer

Thank you for your question. This is question is on your work life balance and time management.
Firstly, you would need to have sufficient time to rest & relax. You can have to refresh and gain the momentum.
I suggest you can consider approach below :
1. Identify a time management that suits you, e.g. phone calendar, Microsoft Outlook, etc.
2. Put in your daily class schedule
3. Allocate the time on assignment / projects and revision everyday
4. Make sure you have sufficient time to sleep
5. Assign some time for doing exercise, your hobbies/leisure, gathering with friends & family, etc.
You do not need to completely fill up your diary. Keep some time to relax and have some 'me' time for reflection. This can help you to re-gain the momentum and refresh yourself.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Carol’s Answer

Two things here. It's important to understand what gets you motivated/ what got you on this path in the first place. It's also important to make a distinction between your identity as a professional/corporate artist, and your own person out of that role (a place where you can explore hobbies, other arts, personal art, etc.) Usually, if one is fed more than the other, you'll feel out of balance. Make sure that these two roles in your life are following values and goals that you'd like to achieve, and don't be afraid to break down your goals into smaller bits. You don't need to become that dream individual you've always wanted to reach in a day, a month, or a year. Respect your path, your journey, and make sure to celebrate the little victories on the way. Those will help you feel like you're merit is being acknowledged (even if it might feel silly to just celebrate that you worked for an hour without distraction).
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Alen’s Answer

My best advice is to remember why you started. If you naturally have a passion for something, then you should keep working at it every day. Also, creating a balance of when you want to work on that will help. You can create an organizer with times like a daily planner to keep you organized.
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Christy’s Answer

This is a great question. Remember to always fill your cup with projects you're passionate about. As you're building a career it can be hard not to say yes to everything, but be mindful of what percentage of your time is spent on things that are just to pay the bills and what percentage is spent on things that make you feel alive. Even if you have a lot of work that makes money, if it doesn't make you feel good about what you're doing and contributing to your community, you will burn out. Make sure to make space for personal projects, hobbies, and downtime. I would suggest keeping your overhead low (always, but especially at the beginning of your career) so you can be pickier about paid work. Try to prioritize work that feeds your soul and challenges you. If you're not getting those opportunities, create your own. This is true for all people, but especially for creatives, you need downtime, you need to be bored sometimes, and you need to work on things that challenge and light you up if you want to have energy for those projects that will also pay you.

Christy recommends the following next steps:

Create a list of what you want out of your career and life. Revisit yearly to update - your goals will, and should, fluxuate.
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