Ways to Be A Happier Artist!
By Renee Phillips, The Artrepreneur Coach
In his book 'Power of Intention' Dr. Wayne Dyer explains that people who practice random acts of kindness, the people who receive them, and even those who observe this process receive a rush of serotonin flowing in their bodies.
Yes, kindness can be considered a happiness drug that also will help your immune system. The release of endorphins makes people happy and the effects can be long lasting.
As an artist you can perform small gestures that will make a big difference in another person's life. Here are a few Artful Random Acts of Kindness. They require just a few minutes to do and most of them are free.
1. Post a link to another artist's website with words of praise on your facebook page.
2. Write a recommendation for another art professional you know on LinkedIn.
3. Give away some books you've read (and eliminate some clutter on your bookshelf!)
4. Buy a dual membership at a museum and share it with a fellow art lover.
5. Call a gallery on your artist friend's behalf and recommend they seriously consider your friend's work.
6. Share a link to an art and business article with a friend who could use some helpful advice. Start here with this blog or the Manhattan Arts International Reading Room at http://www.manhattanarts.com
7. Share this resource with an artist friend: The International Museum of Women http://imow.org/home/index is accepting submissions from artists, filmmakers, photographers, musicians, writers of any media type for its new online exhibition, “Your Voices: On Motherhood”.
If you have any good suggestions for artful random acts of kindness please post them here!