I recently completed The Creative’s Workshop and have hung around a bit after the 100 days to follow up with some of the other people in the course and check in on their projects and insights. The other day, one of the other participants wrote about having a “should-less” day. She got that term from the Oscar-winning actress, Ellen Burstyn, who said, in an interview with WNYC host Anna Sale on her podcast, Death, Sex, & Money:
I don’t have a lot of should-less days. Especially at this time of year. There are always a ton of things I should do:
- Write a blogpost (which I realized at 8pm on Saturday…. I should’ve done it earlier)
- Studio marketing
- Studio communications
- Did I mention practice?
- Social media updates
- Prepare for some class or workshop that I’m planning
- Walk the dog
- Work out
- Oh, yeah, practice
There’s one week of lessons left before the end of the calendar year. And I have a lot of “shoulds” planned for my two weeks off. But there will be at least one day – or at least a morning – that I intend to be totally should-less. I don’t know if I ought to schedule it because then it’d become a should.
How do you feel about should-less days? Is the idea of one appealing or is it like eating an extra-value meal – great going down but you feel awful later?
If you’d like to explore voice lessons in the New Year, contact MVS to set up a Vocal Discovery Session. But only if you want to, not because you feel like you should. 🙂