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Re: Forcing Yourself To Produce
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2016, 08:01:56 pm »
I don't think it's a bad thing to try to force productivity, as long as it's within a reasonable limit.  Sometimes, forcing it a bit can result in something inspirational, but knowing when to say when and finding something more productive to do (or less productive, like catching up on sleep) is often the better option.

To me, music is a hobby. If I would force myself, it wouldn't feel fun anymore.

Yeah, same here.  That's one of the reasons I never wanted to make a career out of it.  It's nice knowing that I can make music when I feel like, and do something completely different when I don't.
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Re: Forcing Yourself To Produce
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2016, 01:41:14 am »
I never force myself to produce. I've been doing this for 5 years as a serious hobby, and if I've learned anything, it's that inspiration is a bitch. It will usually strike me at the most inconvenient times (i.e; in the middle of my work day when I can't jump on an idea....technically ;)). If I get an idea but can't act on it, I'll just write down the notes on my notepad and work on the idea later. If I have time and feel like producing, I'll do it, and usually get pretty far. But there are definitely days where I'm just not feeling it, and if I do produce, it usually shows. Just produce on your own schedule, I think most of us have that type of luxury, so enjoy it.
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Re: Forcing Yourself To Produce
« Reply #17 on: February 01, 2016, 03:06:42 am »
If you don't want to produce, don't. Depending on how serious you are, you need to discipline yourself and just create. Unless you're already famous and you need to have deadlines, don't put unnecessary pressure on yourself.