With this past week’s madness of the Lunar Eclipse, Facebook being down and all the usual writer madness, I’ve decided to take a break from the rigid themes to ask a frank question: When you feel overwhelmed or otherwise unable to concentrate, what muse do you use?
I ask because, amidst all of my cyber security and writers’ forums, a dilemma I encounter often from fellow authors and STEM professionals is a lack of ambition due to stress. So I am curious – does music work for anyone else? Personally, when I find myself overwhelmed with projects and deadlines for either craft, taking a break to listen to music often gets me back in the creative and ambitious mindset. It’s the natural dopamine, no doubt. For me, the kicker is – and I kid you not – Bollywood songs. Another favorite are epic soundtracks.
So for those of you who do use music to set the creative and/or diligent mood, what kind of melodies do you all prefer?