Resting = Better Music Production
Music production requires rest. Rest is not something a lot of people really want to do when they are in music production mode and trying to build up their skills. However, when used with strategery, it can be a useful asset when it comes to music production or any other creative pursuit. I’m not saying that you need to take some infinitely long break that lasts until the year 3,000. Instead, you should take 15-30 minute break sessions; possibly even just take a nap for a few hours in order to turn your mind away from that intense focus that is required to make music.
I say this because when your mind is able to take a breather from the task you are trying to achieve, you can come back to your creations with a different perception in mind. For instance: even just taking an hour break to take a nap is enough for me to feel charged, rested and ready to listen to any type of weird errors in the mixes to my songs. I can better listen to sounds that shouldn’t be there, adjust notes, think of new things and come back with a fresh set of ears.
This information is important because of the fact that we as creatives and producers tend to spend a lot of time honing our craft. We’ll stay locked in our dark rooms practicing tirelessly day-in and day-out until we get our creations just where we want them. However, in doing that, we are taxing our brains without taking a pause for it to recover. Think of it like this: if you were a runner, would you run for 6-12 hours a day in order to improve your skill on everyday of the week? Chances are: no. The same applies to your mind. It’s a muscle, and much like your physical body, you need to give it rest so that it can rest and recover and come back stronger.
With that said, if you want to check out rest in action, view this video below as I know I rested a lot during this track, but I did them in burst