BooksandTrees 3975 Posted December 14, 2021 Author Share Posted December 14, 2021 (edited) I am constantly on this path of learning to be less hard on myself. Last night I ended work on a good note, rode my bike for 5 miles, did leg strengthening exercises, played the drums for an hour, read my book for an hour, watched my shows e.t.c. That basically means I did a ton of hobbies and had a good night. Instead of being happy i was frustrated because i didn't feel like drawing more of my cartoon character for my animation. I haven't done it in a week and got stressed about it last weekend. It's just constantly stressing me out. It feels like a job because there's so much to learn and the reward is either enjoying the process or seeing the final product. It's gonna take months to enjoy the final product and I don't enjoy the process yet because it's so difficult to deal with at first. The drums and stuff have been easier rewards. That is ok though. I'm allowed to take my time on this and I think I'll have a breakthrough with it after I create my first character. Then I can draw background and stuff. Here are some conclusions I've made: 1. I don't like being creative after 8 pm or 7 pm really. 2. I don't like being creative after work and need a buffer. 3. I don't like being creative first thing in the morning. 4. I like being creative late morning or early afternoon. 5. I like having people support me when I'm being creative and be around me. 6. If I open everything I'll start working. 7. If I drink plenty of water beforehand and stay alert I'll be more eager to try. 8. I don't want to be creative on my lunch break. This leaves me a few options: 1. Animate on weekends between 10 and 2. Not for the whole 4 hours. Just anywhere in that window. 2. Animate on weekdays from 6 to 7. 3. It's ok to take my time because it's not my job. 4. Once I learn the software I'll be less hesitant to start. 5. I'm doing great anyways. 6. If I don't feel like working on it one day or night then that's ok. It's not like I'm missing a submittal at work or failing. I just didn't feel like doing something I'm slightly interested in. Edited December 14, 2021 by BooksandTrees 1 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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