These 4 things helped my health, productivity, relationships, and creativity.
1. I struggled with a shoulder injury for the past 3 months.
The pain woke me up at night. After meeting with many doctors, I thought I needed surgery. I’d be out for 6 months. My sister recommended Active Release Therapy. After a 30-minute session my shoulder worked again. If you have repetitive stress-related injuries, I recommend it.
A lot of us may think we need to live with pain. But living with pain affected me in ways I couldn’t see.
You are worth tending to. Stop everything and heal. If you’re worried about the cost of treatment, research self-care on Youtube.
2. My oldest kid came to hang out and we cleaned/reorganized my studio.
The clutter in my space was like inflammation in my shoulder. Now I’m more productive and open.
3. I started getting up earlier.
I wanted to be awake at the same times as my family to bring us closer. A family is like an ecosystem. A tweak to one part of the system (like a shoulder to a body) effects every other part.
4. I politely declined more invitations.
Marie Kondo your calendar. Just say “no”. Cancel or shorten commitments. It should feel radical.
When my career mentoring clients kick and scream about this, I remind them they want to make money, reduce stress, and do work they love. They always thank me later.
One result of these four things is that I made this 30-second Acapella:
Being “busy” is like living with clutter or pain. It’s a choice.
Be radical. Choose you.
- Join my 7-week coaching program for musicians, Creative Strings Workshop.
- Take a private lesson
- schedule a call.