Are you motivated by Stress or Eustress?
It's been a long week and your musical stress levels are through the roof! This can be a good thing and a bad thing. There are two different kinds of stresses, one being Eustress and the other being Distress.
Eustress is described as a positive, short-term stress that motivates improved performance. Examples of Eustress are learning a new song outside of your comfort zone, learning a new routine, running last minute errands the day of a show, etc.
Distress is described as a negative short or long-term stress that can cause anxiety, concern or any other negative feelings that decreases performance. Distress can cause writer's block, paranoia, snappy attitudes, etc.
We have all experienced some kind of stress this week.
Here are a few ways to take the edge off of any entertainment related stress:
Sex can take away a lot of stress. If you're doing it right, it's a great workout :)
Say a Mantra
A Mantra is a word(s) or sound that when repeated, helps you concentrate. Saying something like "I can do this" when you're feeling nervous or "I am better than this" when you're feeling extra petty in a way that can damage your career.
Social Media is a HUGE stressor, if not the #1 stressor of our time. Unplug from it. Deactivate your account and or uninstall your apps. As we talked in our previous post about being under pressure, social media holds a lot of pressure that can be damaging to your mental health.
Take a walk or a run at the beach or park depending on where you live. Nature is your friend. Have a Ted Talk with yourself or listen to your favorite motivational speaker. Take your frustrations out physically with kick-boxing or spin classes.
What do you do to release your stress?