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Re: Finding a Balance

Postby Azrehan » December 17th, 2015, 6:24 pm

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I'm a guitarist in 2 heavy metal bands and an industrial designer. For the first few years of working full time as a designer I lost my creative drive as a musician. I got it into my head that my creativity was a finite resource that I was using up at work and therefore there was nothing left for music.

What I have realised over the past year or two is that this was an excuse that I had given myself to slack off. Yes, design is important to me and it's how I make my money (and for that I am very fortunate), but music is also important. Playing music is a different kind of creativity and makes me feel great.

My advice would be to only give your time to people and activities that deserve it. Don't waste time, and try to limit TV watching. My girlfriend is the community manager for a major international review site and she is always going out and doing events so I dedicate the time she's away to music.

Re: Finding a Balance

Postby Stephanie_L_Diaz_Llorens » October 31st, 2016, 2:39 pm


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Hello! I’m Stephanie. There was a time when I had a lot of things to do and I could not organize myself. I wanted to do so much. So, I took this class in Coursera (Work smarter, not harder). This is like an application that provide classes online. This class gave me some tools to manage my time and do what I want to do. I think this could help you. Is a class that you take at your rhythm and for me it was fun. They are about 4 videos, less than 10 minutes long.
Also, you could communicate your ideas to your surroundings so they can also help you achieve your goals. For example, tell the people in your work place what you like and maybe they also can help you to achieve both of your passions giving you more advices and methods to do it (maybe you have done this already).

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