4 secrets for DJs and producers to survive festival fever
+ A free guide with 30 well-being hacks that will get you through the festival season (relatively) daze-free.
Festivals have come to play a crucial role in dance music culture, that’s no secret. (And, a topic that’s been discussed extensively and not the purpose of this particular post). Needless to say, when summer comes it’s almost synonym to festival season and for some DJs it means they’ll be getting busier during that time. If you’re one of those, you may want to read on to get +30 tips on how to navigate some of the particular struggles and come out of the summer festival season damage-free.
Whether you’re flying all around the world, or travel around your own country to go from gig to gig, when summer comes it’s almost synonym to festival season and for some DJs it means they’ll be getting busier during that time. If you’re one of those people, you may want to read on to discover 4 secrets to help you navigate some of the particular struggles you’ll face and get a free guide with 30 well-being hacks on how to come out of the summer festival season (relatively) damage-free.
Busy festival season ahead?
Festival season is open so some of you may have a more hectic schedule than usual, meaning, it’s helpful to get creative with healthy hacks and well-being wisdom now more than ever.
Lot’s of travel and time zones messing with your circadian rhythm, sleep deprivation, eating at odd hours of the day and having to be on all the time can mess with your head. With these 4 secrets, you should be good to go!
#1 - Track your wellness every day.
It literally takes 5 minutes in the morning and 5 minutes in the evening and you don’t need any complicated apps or sheets to do so. Simply track these 5 things and you’ll be golden: how many hours of sleep you get, how much water you had (typically you should drink 8 - 10 glasses of water a day, give or take), how much fruit and veggies you ate (4 servings per day of each would be perfect) and how many alcoholic beverages you had to drink.
#2 - Know how to cope with attention.
When you’re on tour, people are supposed to take care of you, and people come to see you play, so, you get used to the attention. Even more so, you start to expect it. If you don’t get it, you may be thrown by that. Just know that this is a basic need for human interaction. And when you’re on the road, you don’t get a lot of quality human interaction. So, it’s human to crave it. It doesn’t necessarily make you an attention addict.
#3 - Reevaluate, rethink, revisit.
You’re very likely to spend a lot of time alone, whether it’s on the plane, at the airport or at night, in your hotel room. It’s the perfect time to look back at the past 6 months, celebrate what went well, look at the lessons you’ve learned from mistakes made and go over your plans for the coming months. Is there anything that needs to shift? Anything that makes your energy shrink? Then now’s the perfect time to write that down and make changes where needed! To help you along, here’s 3 habits that help you commit to your music career and balance your life every day.
#4 - Get ahead of post-performance depression.
Plan activities ahead with friends, family, loved ones for when you get home. Not only will the- coming-back-to-reality be less of a shock because you can transition into it more smoothly, your loved ones will appreciate your time and your attention you’ll be giving them after some time away.
With festival season in full swing, you’ll want to be extra mindful of your well-being to make the most out of it and come out the other end relatively daze-free. Here’s a free list of 30-well-being hacks, covering everything from nutrition, wellness, mindstyle, motion and travel, to help you minimise the damage of an exhausting period.
Now, time to hear from you!
Which of these well-being hacks will you use and why? Share in the comments below and help spread the magic.