Los Angeles based artist, Mikael B gives us an insight into his daily routine as an artist during the coronavirus lockdown.
Many artists are well practised when it comes to isolation, with many working alone or in seclusion. In response to the coronavirus lockdown, we asked our artists to share a glimpse into a day in their life through pictures. Urban contemporary artist, Mikael B shared the following words and photographs from his home studio in Los Angeles.
"During the time of physical distancing it has been important for me to stick to my routines but also add new ones. I work out first thing every morning and with gyms closed I have really enjoyed keeping it simple and working out at home."
"My favorite post workout meal is oats, with goji berries, hemp hearts, chia seed, coconut flakes, cocoa nibs, blueberries and a scoop of protein powder.
"The extra time I had on hand of not being able to go out and see friends - I would work instead. Work on my business and work on myself. Experiment more and read more. Work smarter and harder."
"Everyday I do a 2 minute meditation - I call it my daily “2 min vacation”. And everyday I say “thank you” when I wake up and again when I go to bed. I really mean it when I say it. Sometimes I even get the chills saying it out loud. No matter how good or bad my day is, there is always something to be thankful for. The combination of the 2min vacation and showing gratitude help me to rewire myself and to perform at maximum level consistently without getting stressed."
"All these months of stepping it even more up has left me in a new updated state of mind. I feel more accomplished, more inspired and more prepared for the future as well. I hope you are using your time wisely - it’s your most valuable asset. Don’t pass up on an opportunity to learn something new, maybe about yourself, maybe acquire a new skill or in some way get out of your comfort zone."