Monday, November 27, 2023

How to get on with things when you’re just not in the mood

I’m not in the mood to write this blog today. But I need to.

How can you get on with things when you’re just not in the mood?

Of course, it’s not just about writing blogs. It could be preparing for a choir rehearsal or singing workshop, practising a song for a forthcoming concert, finding new songs to teach, warming your voice up before a gig. In fact, anything that you need to do, but don’t feel like doing.

The secret is desire follows action.

It’s no good (if you’re not in the mood) waiting around until the muse strikes or you feel ready to start. The desire to do something follows some kind of action. In brief: just get on with it!

No matter how hard it is to get started, as soon as you begin, you will slowly start to feel the desire to continue. You will get into the zone and actually start to enjoy things.

So what are you waiting for? It worked for me – this blog post didn’t write itself!

Here are some other posts that you might find useful.

Why we avoid things that make us feel good
“I love singing, but I haven’t sung for years and I really, really miss it.” So why haven’t you joined a choir or come to a singing workshop?

When you don’t feel like singing, that’s the perfect time to do it – sing yourself happy!
The saying “Don’t sing because you’re happy, be happy because you sing” hits the nail on the head. Here’s why.

10 ideas to keep you going when you feel like giving up
How is it possible to stick with something for the long run without getting bored, disillusioned, diverted, lost, setback or running out of ideas?

How to lead your choir when you’re just not in the mood
Here are a few hints on how to cope when you’re feeling low or burnt out.

How to use singing to lift you out of a low mood
It’s very easy to sing when you’re feeling positive. But when you’re having a bad day, it can be much harder.

Chris Rowbury


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