Been there, done that: lots of things to do but always procrastinating and floundering. Are you also experiencing the same problems? Do you have so many things on your platter? Team Majestic Art by Rajesh is here to help you become productive as an artist.
There are many ways to increase productivity. It is significant to set your priorities straight and stay away from exhaustion. But why does productivity matter?
When it comes to the creation of art, we know it takes time. Some of us feel that we need unlimited time for exploring and researching. It is true that there is value in exploration.
You might have friends who sell art on a daily basis and then you start to have different opinions on productivity. The key here is not to find shortcuts. One must learn, develop stratagems and execute them. There is no shortcut to success, everything is about the grind.
“Do Something Instead Of Killing Time Because Time Is Killing You.”- Paulo Coelho
Let’s us now dive into some time management tricks which you will help you to become productive as an artist.
- Planning the week
If you’re a person who lives task by task, then it is very hard to focus on weekly goals. You can have a vision statement and plan out your ideal week. If you lay out your week, you will notice what can be important and what time should be blocked for the same. Always remember to be practical because tasks usually take much longer than we think.
- Working around the peak time
To become productive as an artist, you need to work on the creative peak time. If you create art in the morning, block that time out for it. Plan other tasks such as marketing, social media around the peak time. You will obviously face issues in the initial days but once you find a rhythm, make certain that you stick to it.
- Setting up priorities
Efficiency is the key to increasing productivity. If you have quite a few tasks on the platter, prioritize them. Start with the tasks that you aren’t fond of and you always put them off for later. Avoid jumping from one task to another. Make sure you complete one task first and then give yourself a break. Avoid the break activities that might distract you from your work.
- Setting up a realistic schedule
You can either buy yourself a to-do planner or use an electronic calendar. Use whatever suits you the best. In the initial days, start out by scheduling a day and complete your tasks. Take out a few minutes to plan the list for next day.
- Be mindful of the efficacy
Don’t think that you are being unproductive at a particular task. But it is important to always reflect upon your plan and see focused you were. Always jot down the problems that you come across whilst working and try to improve them later.
- Keeping the tools and materials organized
If you are not able to find your brushes or colors, this will slow you down. Benjamin Franklin has rightly said, “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned”. You are in control if you stay organized.
- Get rid of distractions
We live in a world full of distractions. From TV to social media, we often waste a full day. Don’t let that happen. Whilst working, make sure that you close all the email and social media sites. Don’t answer the random calls and don’t check up your messages. To focus on your work, you can listen to some music in the background. Always listen to the music which will help you to stay focused.
- Wrap up your day and relax
If you feel exhausted, take rest and do not quit. It is very ironical that when we rest more, we do more work. Finish your work, enjoy your evening and take a good night’s sleep.
So these were some of the ways by which you can become productive as an artist. Also read, How to make a creative art studio at home?
Has efficiency and productivity played a vital career in your career as an artist? What challenges do you face while being productive? Do you have more pieces of advice to be more productive as an artist? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.