Your life is the sum of your happiness, health, vitality, and well-being in all areas of your life. Improving your life means boosting your wellness to improve your overall satisfaction and happiness, to inspire creativity, and help you achieve your music goals. Here are 10 quick ideas to inspire your New Year’s goals – with plenty of time to implement them before January 1 rolls around!
#10. Get plenty of exercise every day.
Regular exercise improves your circulation, helps your heart and brain stay healthy, keeps your muscles strong, improves your outlook and mood, and keeps you younger in body and mind. Get plenty of exercise every day to enjoy your life and improve your well-being.
#9. Meditate daily.
Daily meditation is an opportunity for you to check in with yourself, review how you are feeling, and become aware of lingering problems or issues. Meditation is a wonderful practice for encouraging mindfulness, which teaches you to live in the moment and is great for reducing stress.
#8. Keep learning, keep advancing your musicianship, and keep trying new things.
Continuous learning engages your mind, keeps you cognitively healthy, helps you achieve new goals, and educates you about relevant topics. Learning should continue throughout your life, and it’s a great way to meet new people and enhance your existing relationships, too.
#7. Enjoy time outside, no matter what the season.
Spending time outside is great for your well-being and quality of life. Being in the sunshine gives your body the necessary Vitamin D to support healthy functions. Fresh air lowers your stress level. Being under the open sky helps you gain perspective on life. Spending time in nature has been shown to significantly improve mood and enhance overall well-being.
#6. Form more connections.
Being connected to others through strong, healthy relationships improves your quality of life in many ways. Friends can offer comfort and support, talking with others helps you feel connected and hopeful, being in a relationship improves your health, and having strong family ties can help you live longer. Commit to your relationships to enhance your life and be happier.
#5. Time is precious. Manage it wisely.
If you want to feel more productive and less stressed, learning how to manage your time can help. Time management can help you accomplish goals and achieve your dreams, and when you can effectively manage your time, others know they can depend on you to fulfill your commitments. We will be offering some tools for musicians to organize their business and manage duties to create more time for – music!
#4. Get enough sleep.
Everyone needs adequate sleep, even musicians. It’s normal to need at least seven hours of sleep a night to recharge, increase creativity, repair damage to your cells and tissues, process what you learned into long-term memory. Sleep deprivation affects your ability to think, reason, control emotions, and remain positive.
#3. Take risks.
Stepping out of your comfort zone to take risks is a way to achieve your dreams, build confidence, work toward difficult goals, and learn new things. Taking risks is a necessary part of learning, growth, and change and can take your music in directions you never imagined.
#2. Know your dreams, express them through your music, and continually make new ones.
Knowing what makes you happy in life helps you identify goals, align your behaviors with your beliefs, inspire others, and feel satisfied with your life and music. Get clear on your dreams, and use them as catalysts for your music goals.
#1. Get inspired to inspire.
There is so much in this world that is inspiring. Find what motivates you, seek it out, and use it to push you toward achieving your goals and dreams. Inspiration can come from other people, nature, art, or just about anything. When you are inspired, the feeling is contagious, and you’ll inspire and energize others through your music.
There you have it! Implementing these 10 easy ideas will set you up for a very successful and fulfilling year ahead! What do you plan to do to help you achieve your goals?
Connie Yerbic is a vocalist, flutist, lyricist/songwriter, and founding member of the band Skonnie Music.
Skonnie is a symphonic power metal band created by Vocalist/Flutist/Songwriter Connie Yerbic and Guitarist/Composer Sal Moretta. The San Francisco based band creates original symphonic power metal music. Skonnie Music also promotes the positive, healing potential of music, provides music industry-related success guidance and training, and will soon release precision sound Amptopia Amps™ for guitars.
Skonnie Music’s new album is Nuraghe.