Creativity is a habit.
And there's one universal thing that gets in the way of productivity...
Procrastination is another kind of habit. It's like the opposite of creativity.
You already know this, but...if you want your songs to exist, you have to create them.
And if you're not finishing songs regularly, you want to work on developing the habit of finishing the songs you start...even when you feel like procrastinating.
How do you conquer procrastination?
The secret lies in habitually deciding what matters most to you. Start focusing on WHY you want to write this song and do whatever it takes to finish it.
One of the biggest challenges songwriters face isn't technique or the quality of their ideas...it's their own mind.
It's vitally important as a songwriter to become aware of your own thinking...to be mindful of your own mind.
Keep this in mind the next time you notice yourself procrastinating (maybe you're procrastinating right now?)...
Your feelings follow your focus. If you're procrastinating, you're not focusing on the reason why you want this song to exist.
Put all your energy into coming up with reasons why YOU WANT TO WRITE RIGHT NOW.
That's how you practice controlling your focus and your mind.
Solving procrastination takes practice. So practice these habits...
- Focus on what matters most to you
- Focus on all the reasons why you want something
- Be aware of the quality of your thinking
- Take action
- Finish what you start
Is there a song you’ve been wanting to finish?
Take an hour and finish it. Then write the next one.
Creativity is the best habit. 😀