Try this: Stop doing something
Consider delegating a task. Maybe you hire a maid every month to cut back on cleaning.
Put tasks on your someday/maybe list. One day you’ll learn to paint abstracts, for now you’re doing portraits.
Forget and lose tasks. You don’t like drawing with charcoal? You don’t have to do it.
I used to dabble in programming. I liked it and at the same time, I’d rather paint and sketch than look at code. Someday, maybe I’ll get back into it.
How has quitting made you a better artist?
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Brian E. Young is a graphic designer and artist in Baltimore, MD.