Kimi Nguyen (mukichan) wrote in artists_beware,
Kimi Nguyen
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Advice: How to NOT burn Yourself Out?

I'm sure alot of us have had times where you really want something but don't have enough money to get it. Thus you open up commissions and such to raise money for yourself to get to that goal.

I admit to this but I've unfortunately come to the point where I simply can NOT juggle art commissions, 2 part time jobs, and going to college part time. As much as I'd like to make a little extra money to help towards my tuition and groceries, I REALLY don't want to take in more commissions to raise up that money since I still have a few outstanding commissions myself. That and I feel a bit burnt out from working so much not just on arts but in life in general.

I'm just curious if anyone had any advice or tips on how to keep yourself from getting to that point. I'm doing a little better now with managing my two jobs and school (since it's nearing the winter break) but I still feel exhausted as all hell and just end up being a lazy poo who wants to relax with a bit of gaming or a book to read. :( I do keep my commissioners up to date as much as I can and thankfully they are understanding of my predicament. (At least, that's the impression I am getting.)

Thanks for reading guys! I hope to hear some good advice that can be shared with everyone in the community!
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