How to Relax and Enjoy Life
with a Guitar
So Im thinking about how stressed I am lately. Its all my fault. It always is. Its all up to us to destroy stress by relaxing and meditating.
Here are my thoughts on how to do that. Hopefully it helps you and if not it might just mean that you need a little more practice at relaxing.
I usually like to plug in to high gain amplifier and let my feelings go. I play to discharge, to discharge all the negative emotion. This is one way to get to a relaxing state.
Another way to get to a relaxing state is to get away from the computer and anything electronic all together. You could go to a park, a lake, outside in your back yard, to a friends house, and of course right on your very own bed.
Don’t plug into anything. You can play the electric without any electricity. Electricity can sometimes make you more stressed too. Its not always good to play at high gain like I sometimes or most of the time do.
I usually also compose melodies or ideas in guitar pro but last night I totally felt like disconnecting from my phone and my computer. So I got a piece of staff paper and wrote down some chords and arpeggios. This was totally relaxing. Then took those ideas to the guitar and was pretty impressed as to what I came up with.
The process of going through thought before…was very revealing. It revealed that I can come up with greater ideas on the fly. So to go through a thought process with just a guitar and a piece of paper with the tv volume on low but still on, I was able to relax and still get some time in.
Lastly, instead of just going and picking up your guitar because you have to you can pick it up with the intent to explore… to see what you can come up with. Playing very soft melodies on a few strings can do the trick and put you right into relaxation mode.
Doing some chords and softly going back and forth with new variations on them not only relaxes you but also makes you feel like you are progressing.
I try to steer away from any kind of practice if I’m gonna relax. I simply explore.
Hope this helped.