Finding your focus as an Artist can be difficult, but here are some tips to help you stay on track and develop your creative career :
𝟏) 𝐅𝐎𝐂𝐔𝐒 𝗪𝐇𝐄𝐍 𝐘𝐎𝐔'𝐑𝐄 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐇 - Tackle the projects that require "hard focus" early in your day. Self-control & our ability to resist distractions - declines as the day goes on !
𝟐) 𝐊𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐁𝐀𝐂𝐊𝐆𝐑𝐎𝐔𝐍𝐃 𝐍𝐎𝐈𝐒𝐄 - Turn off your phone, whatsapp, email, social media & any apps unrelated to Music Production or your task. Even the presence of background activity (and temptation) can drain your focus
𝟑) 𝐃𝐄𝐅𝐄𝐍𝐃 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐂𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐓𝐈𝐌𝐄 - Book time on your calendar for uninterupted, focused work and respect those blocks of time as you would any client meeting.
𝟒) 𝐆𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐁𝐑𝐀𝐈𝐍 𝐀 𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊 - Stuff like doing chores is classified as a 'Mindless' task. Conversely the core tasks of problem solving and invention that relate to one's creative pursuits are classified as 'Mindful,. Shifting from Mindful to Mindless tasks gives the brain time to process complex problems in a relaxed state & also restores the energy necessary for the next round of mindful work.