I have a lockdown confession, I have struggled to get motivated through my 3rd lockdown. The motivation was lost for a lot of the things I love, yoga (which I have practiced regularly for over 12 years), my painting, home projects, reading/writing and of-course housework. I’ve languished! I’m kinda freaking out now that the end is near and I have “wasted” my time, time I could have done so much more with. So I don't throw myself into a complete miserable funk I have to rearrange my mindset to be kinder to myself and have a look at what I did manage to do with the days and hours regardless of how big or small the achievements were. Because let's face it, we are surviving a worldwide pandemic, we have had our wings clipped and been told to stay put. So the everyday things we all managed to pull off are relatively big things during a time like this. I am choosing to be proud of the fact that I have managed to keep my family fed and sheltered, I successfully pulled off a zoom art work shop for my wonderful creative students, I have updated my website and signed up to be apart of The Blue Mountains Artfest. I also made myself paint small, so these two Goddesses have helped me feel like I have achieved something creative. This time we have just spent in lockdown has been tough for some and productive and wonderful for others, I just hope whatever it was for you that you look back at it and treat yourself kindly.
Sydney based mixed media artist.