Lately I’ve been trying to remind myself that living in the moment isn’t just a state of mind. It’s also a call to action. If the moment is all we have we should motivate ourselves to be engaged in experiences and make personal progress by taking advantage of that awareness. I’ve been telling myself to get off my ass and do the things I used to procrastinate on. At the time it seemed easier not to deal with finances or socials than work through them. The issue there, these things alway come back to haunt you. So this year I decided to take matters into my own hands. I’ve always been my own book keeper, my own manager, and now I’m also my own mental coach. We wear a lot of hats, us independent musicians, but I really did overlook the mental coach thing for a long time. Until now.
So here we are. 2023. What a life we have lived the last few years. Things are getting tight, gigs aren’t as plentiful. So now is the time to toughen up or drop out of the races. I’m planning on taking the high road, and continuing to pursue my lifes work regardless of the magnitude of all the new stresses we are facing. My goals involve a zero alcohol standard for myself and centring my energy on finances, personal growth and creative output. (hence the blog post)
What are your big plans for the year? Let me know in the comments.
My #1 goal this year is self improvement, I think that will be a catalyst for a lot of great changes in all the other areas of my life as well.