We all know what day of the week it is. That’s right folks, it’s Monday but not just any Monday.
…and it’s important to keep what you love doing fresh. All too often we musicians lose that creative spark, that excitement, that enduring passion to make music.
So here are some of my tips to keep unwanted slumps at bay and keep you motivation levels at an all time high:
- Start the day right – wake up and begin the day with the same positive enthusiasm as when you played for the first time. Try listening to the music you want to play to get you hyped to get to that next level!
- Get some Headspace – with or without support. Give your mind some room to allow creativity to happen naturally – simply sitting down with the same curiosity when you first began is one great way.
- Have a goal – without a specific target in mind it can be difficult to stay focused on the prize. Write or draw your passion(s) and remind yourself of why you do what you do!
- Step away – doing the same thing day in day out takes it’s toll, even on the most accomplished musicians. Do something different that rejuvenates that fresh feeling. Why not take a walk, listen to an Audible book or tap a nap? If anything, make sure that it’s invigorating and somewhat related to your passion.
Here’s one new thing I did last week. I listened to an early romantic novel by a German novelist of which the language is heavily emphasised, making the story creatively inspiring to write music (lots of Romantic art and literature have helped to create the most well known pieces of music in history)
So stay fresh and share your fresh motivation with your friends and colleagues too!
It’d be great to hear you thoughts and I invite you to!
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