Boosting Energy So You Can Play More!

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Here are some cool articles I’ve come across that I believe will help people relax, in our stressed out times. I think that these could be helpful, especially since we have entered into a new year and there are probably plenty of people who feel like “resetting” their life.

One of the best things I started doing back in 2014 was going for a long walk everyday. At first making such a commitment can seem stressing if you have a lot of things that you need to do. Going for a long walk is not exactly productive is it? But….it resets your mind and helps you go on working for longer. If you especially think about how much time the average person spend on watching something, the truth is that you have nothing to lose on ditching a netflix show going for a walk. If you also think about how much time that is spent scrolling on social media, it will feel more time-efficient to spend that time on reading instead. In fact reading doesn’t seem that time consuming anymore if you compare it to social-media.

The other night I spent 2 hours working on opera singing, one hour of real full voice singing and then one hour of studying new music. The new music I embarked on was challenging and the sheet music looked like some impenetrable jungle. I got really tired and overwhelmed, thinking: “how on earth will I ever get thru this?”. The lyrics were also in a language I couldn’t understand, so I was sitting there wondering about my pronunciation.

Needless to say it made me unusually tired and I wondered where I would find the energy to sit down and write a song from scratch, as this was what I was gonna do after singing. Writing a song that required a different style of lyric writing that was entirely new to me. What solved my “fatigue” problem was to go back and do something that I incorporated into my daily routine in 2014. I meditated.

After 20 minutes of meditation and just going for an “inside walk” around the house I was ready to rock’n’roll. It took me two hours to finish this brand new song of mine. But I wouldn’t have been able to complete it if I hadn’t re-charged my batteries for those 20 min.

2014 was a year where I had to do the impossible. I had 6 months to learn how to play the violin- virtuoso piece “Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso” on guitar, as the main piece on an album I was to make. The studio time had already been booked. Β I had 9 classical songs Β to memorise and master in a limited time frame. The main focus was “Introduction”, never before recorded by guitarists and never before played on an electric guitar. We also threw in Paganini’s most difficult Caprice. I knew that I had to get into 8 hour practise routines, that I had to change my guitar to a lighter model and that I would have to seek and exploit whatever energy and had in my ” energy-reserve” bank. Going for a long walk and meditating every morning made me wonder at first if I was only wasting valuable “playing-time”, but I seriously doubt I would have been able to pull off what I did if I had not incorporated meditation and walking into my routine.

So if you need to boost your energy, take some time to read the articles I came across:

22 Anti-Anxiety Tips.

Quick Tips From New Scientist.

How To Be Happy.

Changing Your Life Around.

This is the original list that the 22 tips were taken from above, if you feel like reading more check this out:Β A 100 Anti-Anxiety Tips-Worth A Read!

Random Guardian Article That Could Be Inspiring For Visual Artists

 

 

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