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Overcoming burnout - reigniting your vocal passion


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UNDERSTANDING BURNOUT

Practising music can be an emotionally and physically demanding task. The relentless pursuit of perfection, pressure to perform and improve, can often lead to burnout.

When burnout hits, whether it's from practising or from external pressures in life, practising becomes a daunting and difficult task.

Burnout for singers can manifest as fatigue, lack of motivation, and vocal strain. But don't let yourself be disheartened, there are ways to recover and reignite your passion for singing, and get back into that regular practise routine!

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RECOGNISING THE SIGNS OF BURNOUT

Are you experiencing vocal fatigue? Having difficulty hitting those high notes? Becoming frustrated at a lack of progress? Loosing interest in practising?

Experiencing frustration or anxiety around your practise routine or your singing can be indicators of burnout. Recognising these signs is the first step to recovering your passion!

EMBRACING REST AND RELAXATION

One of the most effective ways to recover from burnout is to prioritise rest. Give yourself permission to take a break from singing. Take the time to engage in activities that will rejuvenate your mind and body. Exercise, rest, spend time connecting with people and nature. An adequate period of rest will not only heal your vocal strain, but also replenish your creative energy!

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RECONNECTING WITH YOUR PASSION

Burnout can leave you at a loss for connection with why you started singing in the first place. Spend time re-exploring your passion for music. Listen to your favourite songs, explore some new ones too! Visit live performances or new mediums to enjoy music in!

Rediscovering the inspiration in music can reignite your enthusiasm for practising and performing.


SETTING REALISTIC GOALS AND BOUNDARIES

Avoid falling back into burnout by setting realistic goals

and boundaries for your practise routine. Break down your objectives into smaller manageable tasks and allocate specific time slots for your practise. Establish boundaries to prevent overcommitting to your practise routine or performances. Prioritise balance and maintain self-care while you're rebuilding your routine!

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NURTURING YOUR VOICE AND SPIRIT

Musician burnout is a universal experience in the music industry, but it's not insurmountable, and doesn't indicate a lack of progress! By recognising the signs, embracing rest, reconnecting with your passion, and setting realistic goals and boundaries, you can come back from burnout stronger than before! Listen to your mind and body as you rejuvenate your musical journey!

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