my small acts of courage will someday shine!
the fifth song of 2021 is out called "i can!". it's already been five songs(!!) and i'm really excited for how many songs i can release this year. i feel now, after three months, that my music making habits seems to work.
i don't feel resistance when it's time to go inside my studio to produce. i just go inside and start, no matter how good or bad the production goes. the things that works for me is:
decide what days in the week you want to create (for me: monday, tuesday, thursday)
decide what time (for me: 19:30)
create an alarm that goes off at that time and get to work (this is called a trigger)
create for a pre-determined time, and you can do more but it's important to stop
decide for a deadline (for me: release day in two weeks on sunday)
after the release, get to the next project immediately, don't stop
i also know that it's often not a lack of energy that gets me to skip a production day, it's all about my emotions. my mood. this week, i just wasn't into producing because of a longer workday. so i started to watch some old music videos i've done, and i got inspired to create, i got into a better mood and actually produced that day.
my goal is to continue creating music, so i've made this a habit. i want to make it casual and sustainable because it's important to me. and i have fun!