Just making enough money so as to be able to live is a painful part of virtually every creative individual’s personal story. Some opt for second careers that then consume them; others become dependent on loved ones; others struggle with poor-paying, demeaning day jobs. If you’re forced to work a day job, what have you learned to do to help you deal with that reality? What tips would you give to other artists about “how to survive a day job”? Please share your thoughts!
Keeping a peaceful mind will allow the limited creative moments to be productive and more enjoyable. Even if the job is unsatisfying, put on a happy face and look for some enjoyment and inspiration, and AVOID negative attitudes – your own included.