We all want to live the dream, but sometimes constant practice, writing, shows, promotion, marketing and everything else that does into being a musician can burn you out. We get it. It happens to the best of us. Celebrities have break drowns too. It’s okay. We have some suggestions for you if you find that you are crashing and burning being surround by your own musical world all of the time.
Take a step back from your music and spend some time outside. Being outdoors is good for your mind, body and soul. Fresh air and a good walk with help you get rid of some of your frustration and may even inspire you. It will get you out of your four walls for a while.
Take time out and volunteer. Not only are you helping other people in need, but it will give you a sense of good. It will allow you to connect with more people. There are so many different organizations that you can get involved with. Give back to your local community and see what they have to offer. Get your friends involved too. It will be good for everyone all around.
Take the time out to watch documentaries about the artists that inspired you. Listen to their stories and how they made it. Sometimes seeing what got you into this in the first place almost recharges your heart and soul. Feel that empowerment of, “That is going to me!” It’s a good feeling and usually that is what drives us.
Don’t forget to sleep! Sleep is not over rated. It is one of the best ways to relax your mind and your body. You actually need it. It’s science. You need sleep to function properly. Take a nap or two. Recharge your batteries. You’ll be glad you did.
Take a day trip, a weekend trip (or if you can afford it) a full length vacation. Get out and try something new, see something different, embrace the surroundings around you that have nothing to do with what you are so stone cold focused on.
In the end, it is all about giving yourself a break and recreating balance so you can enjoy what you love to do so much again.