I’ve noticed that when things get hard, some people shut down.
They don’t like the chapter they wrote, so they get so frustrated that they can’t do anything. Or perhaps they are struggling to find the perfect word with twenty dictionary tabs open. Their foot taps at a hundred beats per minute while their mind fogs up.
I’ve experienced this a few times. An important thing I’ve noticed is that you’re hindering yourself if you keep going on like that.
Instead, physically step away for a moment. Take a small break. Clear your mind by doing something else like the cleaning the bathroom or playing with your pets. It’ll help get some frustration out of your mind by giving your brain the break it needs.
Or you can write everything you need to do out on a sheet of paper and take it one step at a time. It’s much easier to face those smaller, simpler steps rather than the huge mountain in front of you.
It’s easy to get caught up in those frustrating moments. If your art is making you aggravated, seeing it from a distance or taking smaller steps will help.
What do you do when you get frustrated with your work? Leave a comment below!