Finding time for music can be a juggling act, especially when artists have all different kinds of day jobs.
Some may be traditional, working in an office Monday through Friday, others may be working from home taking care of small children or aging adults. Whatever it is that you do, it’s important to find time for music, especially if you want to pursue it full time in the future.
When to find time for music:
- Specific time of day (for me it was morning)
- Commuting and traveling time (listening to podcast or audio that inspires you to write and create)
- When you are getting ready for the day (listening to a podcast, audio)
Time for music at work:
- Make use of your lunch hour by research booking opportunities
- Booking calls, messages and emails during lunch
- Working on songwriting
- Practice during lunch hour
- Busking or playing at a local restaurant or diner
- See if you can reorganize your schedule to make it so you can work on music more (maybe you can come in earlier or later)
If you work at home taking care of your kids or loved ones:
- Get a babysitter once or twice a week so you can have some time
- Get them involved, use them as your audience, ask for feedback
Figuring out how you can give yourself some time each week to work on your music will prevent you from becoming resentful to your job yet still making progress in your music career.