I'm a creature of habit, so establishing a new routine and regular studio hours have been top priority. It seems every day is a bit different with life managing to get in the way.
But my favorite days look like this...
I start the day with one splurge...
I know I should be saving every penny (and for the most part, I do) but I can't go without an indulgent latte once or twice a week. Especially on days I need an extra push to get out of bed. Days I'm not sipping on espresso, I've been trying to make more green smoothies. (my favorite: greek yogurt, o.j. spinach, frozen raspberries+ blueberries + banana)
I've also been making an effort to be more intentional with my time, both in and out of my studio. With a wedding on the horizon, I've been making uncharacteristic trips to the gym. But I don't hate it ;) I'm trying to find the perfect balance between pilates (my favorite!) and some weight lifting to help tone up.
Once in the studio, I pop on Pandora or Netflix, and then tackle my to-do list.
My weekly painting routine is still relatively similar to what it was while I had my part-time job. I let my first day back in the studio (usually Mondays) be my fun days where I start a new painting, experiment a bit, and let go. I work on any commissions later in the week once I'm well into the studio groove, unless there are any projects particularly pressing.
Friday is my day to tie up any loose ends... I typically do all my shipping on Fridays, as well as listing any new pieces online.
Slowly but surely, I'm adjusting and embracing all these changes. I think ;)