The last thing I wanted to do this morning was work. I did not want to show up. I did not want to put in the effort. You could call it an “off” day. I would call it a shit day. You know one of those days where even the tiniest of tasks takes a monumental effort to accomplish.
I do not know why some days are harder than others. What I do know is that professionals show up even when they do not want to. I do not work for my whims. I work for the change I want to make. I do not wait for inspiration but rather make a habit of producing.
When in doubt, make something.
I was bouncing down a mix in Pro Tools today. Due to Pro Tools’ offline bounces taking sooooo long I had some time to kill. I picked up my guitar and started playing. I let what I was feeling come out and I wrote some lyrics I am proud of. They were honest. They were raw. They were for this shit day.
Now I feel better.
I always feel better when I make something. I work in the music industry. I like making music. Music is what I make the most of. Sometimes I get trapped in responding to email, pitching songs, emailing blogs, researching, looking for playlists, etc… If too much time goes by without me making something I go a little crazy.
I believe humans were meant to be makers. We all have creativity. We all have the potential to make something beautiful. If you’re out there having a shit day like me, try making something. It might help.