How to Organize and Prioritize Your Time as an Artist

Zahrina with her Masterpiece Blue Ocean with Pink Sands

Creating Art is A Passion of Mine

Creating art is a passion of mine and something that I do every day, but it’s not always easy. As an artist, you have to deal with all kinds of challenges: setting boundaries with yourself and others, figuring out how much time you can realistically commit to your art, setting goals for yourself as well as prioritizing them so they don’t become overwhelming or unachievable.

1. Make a To-Do List.

The first step to organizing your time is to make a list of the things you want to do. This can be anything, from painting a new piece of art to doing laundry and then prioritizing the items on your list based on what has the highest priority. If you don’t have a proper To-Do List yet, start making one now!

2. Set Aside Time Every Day for Painting.

Setting aside time every day for painting is the first step to making your art a priority. If you’re not committed to making it a part of your daily routine, then chances are that it will fall by the wayside as other things come up. This doesn’t mean that you have to spend hours each day on your art—just enough time so that you don’t feel like it’s an added task or chore.

3. Learn How to Say “NO” and Set Boundaries.

One of the most important things to do is set boundaries for yourself. This means learning how to say “no” and setting limits around what you’re willing to do, as well as when and where you’ll do it.

You don’t have to take on every project that comes your way, especially if they conflict with other obligations. Don’t feel like any refusals will hurt your career or make someone angry at you—the world won’t stop turning just because they didn’t get their way this time!

Another thing I highly recommend is not overcommitting yourself in terms of workload; if possible, try not to work too many hours in one day (or week). Be kind to yourself by taking breaks during the day and spending time doing other healthy activities like exercising or meditating.

4. Ask For Help When You Need It.

It’s important to know when you need help. If you’re having trouble prioritizing, start by making a list of everything that needs to be done. Then sort the items into three categories: urgent, important, and nice-to-do.

The items in the first category should have a specific deadline, while those in the second category can be completed at any time within three or four months (and should not always get pushed off).

The third group will consist of “nice-to-do” tasks that are not urgent but could benefit your life immeasurably if completed on a regular basis—for example, going for annual checkups at your doctor or maintaining an exercise routine.

5. Take Care of Yourself, Both Physically and Mentally.

You’re probably not surprised to hear that your physical health directly impacts your mental health, but it’s often a forgotten aspect of time management. Eating well and getting enough sleep are essential for staying productive, but there are other things you can do to take care of yourself as an artist.

These Tips Will Help You Get Started With Art and Give You Some Ideas on How to Continue Creating!

You might be surprised to learn that the key to being an artist is not a natural talent, but rather, the ability to learn new things and improve your skills. A good artist has discipline, persistence, and patience. They are organized individuals who set goals and have a plan for achieving those goals. A good artist knows how to prioritize their time in order to accomplish their goals in a reasonable amount of time.


I hope this article has given you some ideas on how to get started with art. If you are a new artist, it can be difficult to know where to start. The most important thing for me is just to keep working on my art and exploring different mediums until I find something that inspires me and makes me happy. The second most important thing is finding people who support my creative journey so that I don’t feel alone in this process!

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Zarina LOVES creating commission pieces, just for you to enjoy, as she has done for Tony Robbins, International Motivational Guru, and other keen collectors of her art pieces. Click HERE to find out more.

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