Whenever I feel resistance, whether in a painting or a series or even in an exhibition opportunity, I have learned to listen. I used to forge ahead, not paying attention to how I was feeling, but that often turned in a struggle. My heart wasn't in it. Now I know not to push myself and, it is very interesting to learn that the resistance helped push me into a new and better direction. Surprisingly not saying 'yes' to something often leads to better things for me. Whenever I feel pressured to do something, I stop and give myself time to think it through. My husband gave me great advice years ago, and suggested that I always give myself time by looking at my physical calendar in our home, and it really works well for me.