As a musician, your mood can affect your productivity. Going after a career in music will give you many highs and many lows. So, how do you balance them out enough to stay happy and productive? As much as you may love music, it can be very stressful at times. It is definitely meant for the thick skinned.
Knowledge will always be your friend. The more you know about your craft, the more fear you can eliminate about the unknown of a career in music. It will give you the opportunity to grow as a musician as well as a person. Plus, while you are learning something new, it could keep your mind off anything stressful that may be surrounding you at the moment.
Once your brain is full, give it back! Volunteer, teach others what you have learned and make a difference. The positive energy that you are putting out there will come back to you.
If you’re surrounding yourself with negative people, remove them or stay away from them. Negative people have the ability to bring you down to their level. Rise above them and surround your people who have the same ideas and motivation as you do.
You would be surprised how your physical self effects your mental state. Make sure you eat healthy and work out when you can. When you physically feel good, emotionally you will feel good. They go hand in hand.
Eliminate any stress from your life that you already have. Know your bills, how much money you have and don’t over do it. The last thing you want to do is worry about money.
Making time for your close friends and family is another important thing. Sometimes we get lost in our music, especially when it is going well, that we forget about everything we used to do before. It’s almost like when you start dating someone new. Everyone that you used to spend time with almost gets pushed to the side. You need to keep your core group of people and not only when things are bad. You want them to share in everything that you are doing. It will mean a lot to both you and them.