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Re: Producing with Depression

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:51 am
by koncide
Dubber Dub wrote:Getting a life balance is so important. Its easy to be unsocial and think thats what you prefer. exercise is the one for me.

It's important to not just fall into the illusion of socialising as well. Internet messaging doesn't count, you need to keep gelling with people you have always been close with, including those who are completely unrelated to music. Whether you like it or not, humans are prosocial creatures, and one of the key factors in experiencing anything neurotic (imo) is that feeling of isolation.

Also, dunno what I would do without jogging and sennheiser sports headphones.

Re: Producing with Depression

Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:10 pm
by Kennz
I recently came out of a long bout of depression. I, like Fragments, used to be a daily and all-day toker. I'm on week 4 of detox, and I feel better than I have in my entire life. Along with the weed, I would also say that production didn't help. It just became an excuse to stay depressed and not socialize. But regardless of where the depression is rooted, I can say it is so so so so much better to just not be depressed. My musicianship has skyrocketed. My stuff is so much more creative and inspirational. I don't have to try as hard to concentrate. I spend zero time worrying about what other's think, and for the first time ever I am actually making music just to make music.

Vigorous exercise, good food, good sleep! It's so true that these things help. We may like to think of ourselves as spiritual beings. Beings of thought rather than matter. But this "spirit" is still a passenger to the vehicle that is your body. Treat your body like nature meant for it to be treated, and your mind WILL thank you!