Being an indie musician in today’s competitive environment is never an easy job. Most of your dreams might get shattered, and you might sometimes find yourself not making enough money in proportion to your hard work and talents. When disappointments and despair strike you leaving with a feeling of hopelessness, you might face feelings like depression, lethargy, frustration, and apathy. Called as the starving artist syndrome, surviving this and developing your career will need you to prepare your mind and follow the tips discussed here.
Start your day with some routines and rituals
The start of the day can set the mood and pace for the journey over the day. Discover some rituals and methods to prepare you for the day. They can help make your mind, refresh and let you grounded in yourself. Many successful people feel rituals at the start of the day could work great solutions at least psychologically.
Develop your confidence and self-image
It would be best if you felt like the superhero of your movie. A positive self-image can equip you with the courage to solve the problems and outgrow the setbacks. Your belief in yourself can get things done in a better way for you.
Convince your mind why must it support you
Stack up the wins you might have after an endeavor. Give the best evidence for your mind to let it encourage you with the task in front of you. When your mind can feel what it is doing is worthy of doing, it can feel much better and support you in a significant way.
Love what you do
The fact that you get to do what you love is a boon and blessing in life. As an indie musician, you must feel proud about this. Feel grateful for life. Somebody said, “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” Contentment with what you have, and loving what you do are the greatest gifts that most people do not enjoy.
Work on your feelings
Generate positive thoughts that can rule your feelings and shape them. These feelings must in turn help bridge the gap between where you are and where you wish to reach. Viktor Frankly says, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Stay tuned to your purpose and plan
Only when the mind feels a purpose, it can work with a set objective to work towards it. Being on a mission will fill you with immense satisfaction at the end of every day’s work. This attitude can make every cell of your body feel the message and motivate you to stay in tune with your purpose and plan in letter and spirit.
Do not rush
Mahatma Gandhi said once, “There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.” When you rush, you are most likely to miss out the present moment. Develop a deeper awareness of the entire process and its segments and stages. Appreciate every small achievement and enjoy the growth and progress on the move.