Work is still in progress:
Although I’d love to continue, my left hand and shoulder are aching and I am forced to stop. 😦
I do find that drawing on screen is more tedious than drawing on paper or canvas.
I noticed that my eyes and my body get quicker tired.
My neck, shoulders and working hand are more likely to stiffen.
Nonetheless, I do love working digitally.
To solve the body-aching problem, I guess the best strategy is to divide working-on-screen time into smaller chunks and to make physical activity and long-distance gazing a part of the creative process.
You know, sometimes, I wished this body could just go on 24/7, especially when I am struck by a creative flow (which is very often) and I always risk wearing myself out.
But the body and mind need (healthy) food, exercise, fresh air, (for me also) mediation and yoga on a regular basis, and last but not least: rest.
Hey, I may just have figured out my New Year’s resolution for 2017!
Create a more balanced lifestyle.
I will ponder this resolution in the upcoming weeks leading to 2017 and work out the details.
A good start to ensure success could be: sketching out a daily routine where not only projects, tasks and goals to be met but also times for leisure activities, recreation and rejuvenation are listed.
A Need for Improvement
Definitely a personal ‘party pooper’: slacking off on my meditation and regular yoga practices, as well as on my outdoor activities in favour of goals I wish to meet and tasks I feel that need to be done.
But, no matter how much I may be aware of what is best for me and how much I try to improve my lifestyle habits, chances are that I will fall back into old habits.
In such cases, I believe it is important to practice patience with myself, improve strategy and retry.
Set-backs should not be used as an excuse to not try again. We should always try again.
Looking at this illustration, I believe it may have manifested to serve as a prologue, as inspiration for an inner dialogue regarding the desired ‘me’ in 2017.
A dialogue that will serve as a personal blueprint for 2017.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!