The Nine to Five Artist in Every Profession
The 9 to 5 job schedule inherently creates a monotony in life. People are so much engrossed in their busy lives that they have forgotten the real artist in them, the real creative soul. This article is for those, who are in their regular 9 to 5 jobs, but somewhere deep down inside, they are unsatisfied. Since technology is one big change in today’s world, it is the job of many of us to sit in front of a computer screen all day and living virtual lives.
They say art doesn’t go along well with the science. It is not like they don’t get along. It is just like, they are so different from each other. One is emotions driven and the other one is logic driven. If you put all your time in one thing, obviously the other one will get suppressed.
Art doesn’t go along well with the science. It is not like they don’t get along. It is just like, they are so different from each other. If you put all your time in one thing, obviously the other one will get suppressed.
Hidden Artist? Why should I care
There is so much struggle for the livelihood that people don’t get time to do anything apart from the work. The creator didn’t create us to do monotonous work, society did. We all are creative by nature.
The creator didn’t create us to do monotonous work, society did.
Art is something which triggers feelings and emotions, enhances them. It connects you with the real beauty of the world. It is out of any logic and reasoning. Being artistic is the way of living life creatively, experimenting with something new, expressing your emotions via various ways like music, doing something which gives you inner satisfaction. If you are settled in your life and have become financially stable, I guess you have figured out by now that money does not provide the real happiness. Get creative and you will find out how many possible ways are there to diverge and move your life forward. The artist in you finds out that the world is actually not that bad. You’ll find life beautiful, and moreover, you will have something interesting to indulge in other than the basic life schedule.
What should I do about it and how
First of all, don’t leave your job 🙂 It is not about pursuing an art career and becoming an artist by profession. Just find one thing where you can create something, implement an idea, express your emotions and your perspective without saying anything. Many choose painting, drawings, photography, music, dance etc as ways of expressing their emotions. Whereas a whole lot of them find themselves getting artistic even in small things like cooking and writing. The real sense here is not a profession, it is more about trying something different and expanding boundaries of your thoughts. People even become artistic with their regular work.
All you have to do is, to do something which gives you happiness. Well, everybody says that, but we don’t know where to start, right? Here are few things you should try to find out what you are passionate about:
- Spend some time alone, take a walk, try a solo travel. That will give you some time to think and analyse on what do you want to do.
- Visit some art galleries, music concerts, dance classes and get inspired about doing something extracurricular.
- Start doing something, moreover finish something you started. Many people try something and leave it in between. Don’t do that, try to finish it. Sometimes, the result inspires you the most.
- Be brave to try new ideas. If you want to learn something new. Make a schedule of doing it regularly and stick to it.
- Share your work with the world. Post it on the internet and write about it. Don’t underestimate the worth of your creation. Just share it regardless of someone likes it or not.
I am a software engineer by profession, specifically a programmer. My life was stuck in the black and white screen of code. Though I was able to produce incredible results, there was something which started to degrade within me, the creativity. That was when I started to learn photography. It was not like I didn’t love programming. It was my passion, it still is. But I started something for my peace of mind, as a hobby, photography & travelling.
I found fun in clicking pictures since my childhood, so I just started learning how to take good photographs. It has been around 5 years since I started photography. Used to learn it during free time especially on weekends. Though on weekdays, I still do regular work like everybody does.
Photography and travel are something which has made my life a lot more interesting. I found a lot of change in myself because of this. Life seemed more balanced than ever before. Started seeing a lot more aspects to it. The best thing happened was, it even increased my interest in my regular job. I became little creative with my work too.
Music is something which also stimulates my emotions. I don’t have a singing soul, but I love to listen to instrumentals. So recently, I started learning piano. An extra skill doesn’t hurt, right?
It is about ecstasy, doing something not for earning, but for flourishing your inner wellbeing. It is a great way to spice up your dull life. You learn to value your life and start being grateful for everything you have. Practising any form of art makes you a better person each day. There is something for everybody which stimulates the inner mind, be it paintings, books, music, theatre, acting. Whatever it is, take the first step into it and you’ll find out the way. One doesn’t need to see the whole staircase to take the first step. Sometimes, it is just fine to be ignorant of the rest of the path. Many of us usually start something new after analyzing in detail. That is just over thinking. Which never lets you take the first step. So think, but do not over think.
One doesn’t need to see the whole staircase to take the first step. Sometimes, it is just fine to be ignorant of the rest of the path.
Cover photo by Anurag Gupta
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