One work that has really helped me recently is a text about Buddhism, but if you remove the Buddhist front it really is a text about being in the moment, regardless of your belief system.
It is invigorating to both think quickly, and to use that to accomplish tasks. However, having racing thoughts is much different than thinking quickly.
In this post, I aim to tackle a feeling of powerlessness we feel as musicians, as a metaphor or mirror to anyone who feels powerless.
You can apply mindfulness to all aspects of being a musician. However, the goal is not to become a virtuoso in music through mindfulness.
When one's personal life takes control of one's life, occupying all time and energy there may be to spare, it is hard to find time to make art.
We tend to think that, as humans, we get addicted to physical things: drugs, sex, gambling, money, fighting, etc. Yet, I haven't heard anyone talking about addiction to thought--addiction to thinking.
Fight. Don't overcome; you can't. Just keep fighting, becoming, and sharing your story. That's all that matters.
Regardless of your income stream(s), we all need to budget our finances. That is why I have made a budget calculator free to anyone who wants to use it, musician or non-musician. All you have to do is subscribe to the blog, and I will email you a copy of it!