Posted 24.11.2022

Time management for artists: how to make time for art

As a small business owner, it can be difficult to know where to divert your time and attention, as there are always new things to do and projects to work on. However, if you don’t start to manage your routine effectively, you will quickly become snowed under with tasks and your business will suffer as a result. In this post, we’ll explore 3 time management tips for artists that will help you reach your goals more efficiently.

Time management tips for artists

We’ve all been there: feeling scattered and losing focus while trying to juggle 10 different tasks at once. By trying to do too many things, we often don’t end up accomplishing much at all.

In this post, you’ll discover our top 3 time management tips for artists to reduce stress and help you reach your goals more quickly:

1) Reduce the amount of time you spend multitasking.

When you do more than one task at once, you’re forcing your brain to switch between different areas of your prefrontal cortex, which takes time and energy. By trying to do too many things, you increase the number of resources needed to complete each piece of work.

Are there any less important tasks (like responding to emails) that could be pushed aside until the late afternoon once you’ve exhausted your best hours of work?

2) Minimise distractions.

Like multitasking, distractions in your environment can cause you to work less effectively.

Try to keep your workspace organised and clutter-free, ensure that you turn off all unnecessary notifications on your phone, and allocate enough time for breaks to resist the temptation to draw away from your work.

3) Share your workload.

As your creative business grows, so will your to-do list! To keep stress at a minimum and ensure that you are designating as much time as possible for the artistic side of your business, you might want to consider enlisting support from third parties for other tasks.

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