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Relaxation Says All is Well

June 27th, 2008 · No Comments

This week has been pretty hectic, one of those weeks where you have an endless list of things to get done, and the more you do, the more you still need to finish. Each day I played music all day, and arranged, and went to networking meetings, and researched for workshops, and came home absolutely spent, ready to fall asleep on my dinner. But no sleep came, just worry, for 3 nights in a row. Halfway through, my playing started to suffer. And then, my peace of mind went out the window as well.

So yesterday, I did one of the healthiest things a musician (or anyone) can do: nothing. I turned off my phone, closed the door to the computer room, and hung my trombone on its stand. I dropped every responsibility and floated in Falls Lake all afternoon. When the lake made my fingers pruny, I laid out in the hot North Carolina sun. I enjoyed the sounds of nature and of other people having fun in the lake. And everything was OK.

Now I’m back in the computer room, looking at my pile of things to do. And I’m refreshed and ready to tackle it! This may be one of the most productive Fridays known to humankind, all because I let myself relax. :-)

Tags: staying healthy

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