I think it's important to remember that we don't have to do it all. That load of laundry can wait one more day. Those last 5 pounds aren't really as bad as you think they are. The sink will still be bleach-able tomorrow. And good art takes time. Don't pressure yourself to create when you aren't feeling the mojo. Take a day off. Or two. Visit your parents for lunch or dinner and have a glass of wine.
It does take a lot of hard work to build a business, online or in the real world. But, remembering to keep a balance between work and play will make us all better artists and people! Be kind and considerate to your customers, but don't work yourself into the ground trying to please everyone and keep a stepford home.
The beautiful artwork featured in this post are courtesy of Adelle. Adelle does custom commissioned paintings and original works of art. Visit her Etsy shop and blog!