In challenging times, it is so easy to slack off. However, do you want to wish you had pushed yourself years from now? Once this time is gone there is nothing you can do to bring it back. Why not, push yourself every day to accomplish more. You will have much more gratification in knowing you are being and doing your best. Instead of following what others are doing, do your own thing. Too many people mix in. Your work ethic needs to be in your trademark.
The same thing goes with artists. When you go to several art fairs they are tend to blur together. Why not push yourself to be original. Yes it is more work, yet better off in originality. This is your trademark and have a deeper purpose in creating a connection with others. It is not about how pretty the art is. What meaning and connection does it have?