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How do you deal with stress / health with multiple deadlines?

Discussion in 'Working in the Industry' started by passenger57, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. germancomponist

    germancomponist Senior Member

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    Smile, I like this lady, very sexy, if you ask me... . ;)
     
  2. toomanynotes

    toomanynotes Senior Member

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    ya not far off me ole china!

    :lol:
     
  3. jonathanwright

    jonathanwright Senior Member

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    Great thread.

    Music wise, I'm in that middle ground, where I'm not quite starting out, and I'm not quite getting enough regular work to turn stuff down easily.

    As a result, when I do get a chance to take a couple of days to recharge when a project ends, I end up stressing for most of it until I get the next job, then I start stressing about the job!

    :)

    Seriously though, my better (understanding) half is also self employed and has a very stressed job.

    We have a deal where four times a year we HAVE to go on a break for a week (somewhere sunny). It's fixed. Planning in advance means I can tell clients that I'll be away for a few days on specific dates at the start of a project.

    So far, the clients haven't been remotely bothered and I haven't lost any work because of it.

    It's quite noticeable that often I really, really don't want to go on the break, but a couple of days into it I realise how stressed I actually was.

    Plus these days being forcibly removed from computers/smartphones is becoming more and more necessary before we all go insane.
     
  4. Stephen Rees

    Stephen Rees Senior Member

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    Your post struck an immediate chord with me. We are much the same here (my wife is also a composer) :)
     
  5. SamGarnerStudios

    SamGarnerStudios Senior Member

    Just drink Death Wish coffee, you're problems will go away.
     
  6. Ciaran Birch

    Ciaran Birch Senior Member

    I would totally love that Sam!! Huge fan of strong coffee. :D
     
  7. germancomponist

    germancomponist Senior Member

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    I have found a new and also very old way to relax: I spend my time for programming new sounds with synths.

    This is very great for relaxing... ! At least for me. :)
     
  8. jonathanwright

    jonathanwright Senior Member

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    Gosh, two for the price of one! Has to be done though doesn't it?
     
  9. Hannes_F

    Hannes_F Traveller in boundlessness, at home in the Now

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    Yesss. Except that we are going twice a year for two weeks.

    In earlier years I was spending lots of holiday time either in internet cafés or on the laptop for having contact with clients. But it is silly. Holiday effect has become so much better since my wife forced me to let that go (she is the wiser one of us both).
     
  10. jonathanparham

    jonathanparham Senior Member

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    Sorry to dredge up an old post. Thought I heard a jazz teacher say suicide?
     
  11. JJP

    JJP I put dots and lines on paper.

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    The people I know who worked with him said it was a heart attack while working late at night. He was doing a good amount of work in Hollywood at the time.
     
  12. SimonCharlesHanna

    SimonCharlesHanna Senior Member

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    I wish I could stress about all the work I received.
     
  13. jonathanparham

    jonathanparham Senior Member

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    hmmm interesting. thanks for the info
     
  14. mikefox789

    mikefox789 Senior Member

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    Karoshi quickly comes to mind.
     
  15. chillbot

    chillbot Forum Bot

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    Wonder how the OP is doing all these years later. (BTW sick brag, bro.)
     
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  16. Desire Inspires

    Desire Inspires Senior Member

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    This may sound harsh but here it is: Stop complaining!

    People would kill to be in your position. Yeah, things get stressful and hectic. But that is a part of life. Just take whatever hard times come and think about the good things you get out of this career.

    Remember, people would kill to be in your position. Don't get weak, because others are waiting to take your spot. One wrong move and you are finished. Fight, fight, fight, and fight some more!
     

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