Pillar 2: Physical Health.
Studying studio footage and music documentaries over the years has produced some common themes which I wanted to discuss. The first is the crazy hours that go into making a record, often with minimal breaks as studio time is precious. This translates to fatigue (or even burnout), along with the stress or even anxiety that comes with working under pressure. The second thing I noticed, is the unhealthy eating habits that are glamorised as part of the ‘studio life’. Maybe it’s a sugar rush they’re after or some relaxation from having a drink (or three), or maybe there’s genuine miseducation of nutrition. I’m not here to act as a nutritionist, but it’s wise to believe that if you want to play the long game, then your vehicle (your body), should be in the best condition possible. Every time I work out and eat right before a studio session, it significantly increases my focus, gives me tons of energy and puts me in a positive, productive state.
Food For Thought:
Maybe think twice and switch your Haribo’s for an apple?
Or a protein-rich salad instead of a burger?
How about swapping your fizzy drinks for water?
I know what I’m saying is ‘un-sexy’, but I guarantee that if you start watching what you eat, working out a few times a week, and start sleeping better, not only will your productivity go through the roof, but the quality of your work will improve, and your overall longevity will increase
Quick-Tips For Better Health:
- Reduce processed foods
- Reduce added sugars
- Drink more water
- Workout weekly
- Stretch hourly
- Sleep well
Try this for a month straight and you won’t turn back.
Author Rav ‘Gifted’ Chana