Living Your Life as Art

life as art

If your life or business were a piece of art hanging in an art gallery, what would it look like?

Would it evoke peaceful and positive emotions in people as they gazed at clear images of you happily walking along a beach, spending time with your loved ones, or perhaps working on a project passionately losing all sense of time?

Or would it evoke sadness and negative emotions because you were just a shadow or outline in a life that is whizzing by you with no real purpose, passion, or fulfillment?

Which painting would you like to buy?

Living life as art.

What that would look like for you?

Take a moment and just write down how your painting would look. How would you use your time? How would life be for you? What are you doing? What emotions does it evoke in others? Go ahead and do that now.

I want you to really get this:


Start doing the things that you love, loving the things that you do, and enjoying every minute.

Sometimes we’re not loving what we’re doing because we’re in a hurry or we’re too attached with things looking a certain way or being perfect.

When I say “how you spend your time,” there are two components to it.

It’s what you DO and how you FEEL when you’re doing it.

If you spend your time rushed, hurried, worried, overwhelmed, that’s the life you’re living and that’s definitely not living a life as art.

That’s living a life as, a fast food burger that is full of empty calories. I don’t think that’s the life you were meant to live or that you really want to live.

The concept of living a life as art is all about perfecting your life, making it a work of art in and of itself. Enjoying it, relishing it.

For example, you could take $10 and eat a bunch of food at a fast food place. Or you could take that same money and go to some really nice café, sit outside under an umbrella and have an espresso or latte or a small light meal and just really soak up the essence of the day, just really relish it and really enjoy it.

Sometimes we can be so driven and so busy when really right here, right now is so beautiful.

Time is the one finite part of your life.

The moment you were born, the clock started ticking down.  Are you SPENDING your time or INVESTING your time?

It’s time to STOP and BE AWARE of how you are choosing to use the precious time of your life. Only through awareness can you let go of the blocks that steal your quality of life from you. Only through awareness can you find your power to consciously live life your way.

If your life were up on the wall as a painting for the entire world to see, what would it look like?

What colours, textures, and images would be there?

If it isn’t a piece of artwork you would buy, it’s time to paint a new picture.

P.S. The cover photo is a piece of art, I personally created. 🙂

About the Author

Heather WIlsonHeather E. Wilson is the founder and CEO of The Canadian Coach, a directory and membership platform designed to unite, support and promote Canadian coaches. She's a successful business coach, speaker, author (Your Life According to You!), warrior, change-maker, risk-taker, and adventurer all rolled into one dynamic package.