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Mental Health in Music Production. (2min read)

In this 3 part guest blog series, Producer and Engineer Gifted believes that creating an stress-free, positive environment is the foundation for cultivating a great idea.

Artist: D'Ara Nazaryan

part 1:

As someone who has been producing music for nearly a decade, I’ve come to learn of the importance that self-development has, not only in the music industry but also in daily life. After all, the music industry is made up of people, with real emotions, dealing with real-life challenges. When you readjust your perspective and no longer see the world of music as an intimidating place, but a community you can be a part of and contribute to, you start to relax and develop a sense of empathy for your peers and become more patient before, during and after the creative process. Understanding a bit about how our minds work will take you further than you think. If we can learn how to minimise stress and create an optimal environment for creativity, then we’ve covered ground zero.

By now, you’ve probably realised that priming yourself and your environment before creating is the way forward, but what do you do next? Well, once you’re actually in the creative process, there are several factors to consider:

  • What are today’s goal, (if any)?

  • How am I/my collaborators feeling today?

  • What could I/we work on towards the project, that will excite us all?

  • How can I/we get to that point as easily as possible?

Using these four points as a base is just one outline to follow, but you can adjust it as you wish. The key is to put some thought and intention into whatever you’re doing and try to be of service to those around you. By taking the time to do so, you will greatly reduce stress, cultivate a positive working environment and develop a space that is safe and open for great, new ideas to flow in.

This four-part blog series has been created as a way to give you the foundation you need, to build a solid platform for creation. The next post in this series will cover Physical Health: The Better You Take Care Of Yourself, The Better Your Work Will Be.

Author Rav ‘Gifted’ Chana

@giftedasr Spotify

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