“Abstract Art” by Heather Plewes (@hplewes)
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Yesterday was a looong day for me as the night before I went to bed at 1 a.m. then woke up at 5:40 a.m. Every day/night has pretty much been that way for the last few weeks as I try to balance everything I need to do while juggling a demanding (!) schedule.
Feeling the lack of sleep dragging at my body and fogging my mind, I asked over CAC, Twitter, and Facebook how our community keeps their (artistic) energy up.
Here are a few of their answers:
“Little naps during the day and night! And eating energy making foods and lots of water…” - Susan Weiss
“take stretch breaks, dance and….coffee helps too :)” - Dorothy Weiss
“Good music and awesome coffee – not crappy coffee, this is important! Good tasting coffee = good work” - Ben Purkiss
“I pace myself and I take short frequent and guilt free breaks to avoid burning out early.” - @sanleigh
“i can only write out at coffee shops. The tea and company keeps me going.” – laurie petrou (@lauriepetrou)
“I eat lots of nuts and make sure I have something good/new to listen to:)” – D’Andrea Bowie (@d_andreab)
“Healthy snacks, and drinking lots of water. Being busy with dance makes me very happy and grateful, so that helps the most!” – Nicole Rose Bond (@NicoleRoseBond)
“Going to the gym totally helps” - @NFBMediatheque
“Healthy food choices and hydration. Plus quality coffee…” – Kate U (@TOViolinKate)
“Gym and/or ride my horse. Mostly “or” (no time for both!).” - @wpgreview
“3 cups of tea before 10:00am” – Karina Bergmans, @KBergmans
The suggestions kept coming, with most including food, exercise, naps, music, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Good coffee. Confession: I don’t drink coffee. No wonder my mind is so foggy! lol!
How do YOU keep your energy up when you’re super busy? Leave a comment below!
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Have a wonderful day!