Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What To Do When you Have A Rough Day

We all have our days that it would be nice just to stay in bed rather than deal with anything. The problem is the world tends to keep on going without you. One simple quote says it all:

"If you leave your art for a day, it'll leave you for three." -Unknown

I had one of those set backs recently. I won't go into details but it is one of those life changing events that make you take stock of your past, present and future. In a way I guess I am lucky, I have a huge order that needs to be finished and sent out so I haven't got the time to worry with the situation much.

That is what we all have to do. When we have a set back we have to carry on. So, how do you carry on? Well, it is different for everyone. Here are a few suggestions that might help a little:

1. Try not to change your routines. Depending on the situation some things may have to change but not everything does. Keep as much of your regular routine as possible.

2. Think of things in a positive light. You may be sad or angry or devastated. Just remember that there is always a silver lining. When one door closes another one opens.

3. You don't want to make it worse. Dwelling on the past can certainly take its toll on the present and future. Try and move on to positive thinking.

4. Never let them see you sweat, or cry, or throw things. Keep it professional. Make it business as usual. There is no reason for your customers to see that you are having a bad time. If you simply cannot deal, put your shop into vacation mode and take a couple days to regroup.

I am sure there are plenty other things I can say about it but I think you will probably get the point here. Keep on keeping on. I am going to do my best to do just that. Though I may have to take a day here and there to regroup., but for now it is business as usual.

1 comment:

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