The Secret Key to Keeping up with Your ‘The 100 Day Project’

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It’s been 5 days since I started my The 100 Day Project with ‘100 Things My Bunnies Do‘, and I’m still going! This must be the longest-running project I’ve had, as sad it sounds haha.

I’ve already mentioned this in my last post, but I think the secret key to keeping The 100 Day Project running is to make sure that you don’t spend too much time on it each day. Even if you have the extra time and are tempted to spend longer on your project, just stop at the time limit that you’ve set yourself.

Every time I sit down to work on my daily illustration for 100 Things My Bunnies Do, I set a timer for 30 minutes. I turn it into a little race to complete my illustration within that time. I usually manage to not only get the art done, but also get to schedule or prepare draft posts across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to share my art the following morning as well.

Because I’m only spending such a short time on the illustrations each day, I’m not letting myself get burned out and actually look forward to working on my next illustration to get my dopamine hit each day! It’s such a nice feeling to get something consistently done every day, and wondering why I didn’t work this way sooner.

The official The 100 Day Project website advises that you actually work on your project for only 5-10 minutes each day, so maybe 30 minutes is even too much? Either way, my daily practice has been working for me, and I’m really looking forward to sharing another week’s worth of #100thingsmybunniesdo art!

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