Perpetual positivity is a myth. The reality of humanity is steeped in peaks and valleys – good days and bad. This is as true for diets as it is conversations with your spouse… Dayjob performance or sleep cycles.
Sometimes the downs are brief, fleeting even. Other times they persist.
As artists and musicmakers, these pendulum swings can be even more extreme. Work you’re proud of; work you hate. Periods of fiery inspiration, and bouts of doubt so thick, you consider burning your instrument…
So, what can we do when the chips are down? When the gigs suck and we feel stuck and the whole thing feels like a chore?