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How To Balance A Family, Your Music Career, And Your Stresses







How To Balance A Family, Your Music Career, And Your Stresses
Written by Stan Popovich - December 7th 2012


It can be difficult for adults to have to take care of their families and manage their music careers. This can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. As a result, here are a few steps in how to do take care of your family and your music career without getting stressed.

Try to set goals for yourself when you manage your family or career. When you go to work each day, try to set some goals for you to accomplish. For instance, let’s say your goal for today is to finish the report that your boss wants. At the end of the day, you will feel better about yourself knowing that you were able to finish that report. When you accomplish these smaller goals, you will feel happier, more confident, and less stressed.

Delegate part of your responsibilities. When taking care of the family, get your spouse to help out. If your kids are older, get them to assist you. If you are at work, only take on what you can handle. Don’t try to do everything all at once. Learn to delegate and work with other people.
If you try to do everything, you will get stressed and anxious. A person can only do so much in a given day. Do not everything. Learn to manage your responsibilities. If you feel like your doing too much, then take a break and evaluate your situation.

Try to do things in terms of their importance. Let’s say that you have to clean the living room, go to the supermarket, and wash the dishes. Go to the supermarket since this is the most important thing that needs done. Do the other two tasks later on. Determine what needs done right now and do those particular tasks in order of importance.

Managing your family and career does not have to very stressful. Learn to budget your time and manage your tasks. Eventually, you will be able to balance your career and family. If you still have trouble, then talk to a professional who can give you additional advice.

About the Author:
Stan Popovich is the author of "A Layman's Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods" - an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to:  http://www.managingfear.com



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I'm getting married next year and intend to start a family soon. I've been a professional musician for 14 years. I was excited to read this article in light of those things. However, this article has nothing to do with being a professional musician. What musician has a boss who needs a report filed by a deadline? Silly. We book gigs, tour, drive a lot, drink too much, pay mangers and booking agents, promote shows, spend hours on the phone and writing emails, practice, deal with band dynamics. None if these things were even slightly addressed. Do some research before claiming to offer advice to someone who is living it.

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Thanks for the invaluable information. It comes in very handy. Just double check your article for spelling before publication. Great job anyway.

By: Anonymous on 1/21/2013 4:29:58 PM

This is fantastic advice for an aging musician. I've learned so much from reading the articles on this website, but you *must* get someone to proof read them. The frequent spelling errors and errors in grammar take away credibility from what I consider to be a credible and valuable resource.


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