Be kind to yourself.
Sometimes you need to get REAL clear about what you want and where you want to go. Sometimes it's better to just surrender and go with the flow. To shift from one to the other without putting pressure on yourself takes time and practice. I've learned a lot about the nature of beating yourself up and trust me it doesn't serve anyone. Sometimes when I'm creating something it can feel very intense, the subject matter can sometimes be dark and heavy and I have learned to be self caring in amongst that. Don't get me wrong sometimes my subject matter is ridiculous, tongue in cheek and outright daft but I take care of myself in amongst that too.
If you don't tend to who you are your work suffers. I know as artists we tend to put our work at the centre of our lives and I don't think that's necessarily the best move. Your work is an expression of who you are and a dissection of your experience. If you aren't experiencing yourself, your life, your energy then it simply isn't flowing into your work. Take time out to look after yourself and harness the substance of who you are. Be kind to yourself. Eat well. Sleep in. Heal your wounds. Self care.
When I don't do this I end up making silly mistakes and wasting time. So to be in that self caring place helps and benefits me. So for today, go and give yourself a little love!