Produce as much as you can. The more you produce the better you get. The better you are the easier producing is. And easy means stress-free.

Here’s the 67 best ways to minimize stress and maximize your relax.

  • Don’t forget to sleep and eat well.
  • Take breaks.
  • Make sure you’re getting the right amount of natural light.
  • Choose the right chair. Go for comfort and function. Or, if you feel like spreading out, sit on the floor!
  • Be comfortable with not finishing something. Don’t chose between making something good or making something fast. Always make something good.
  • Use f.lux on your computer to avoid eyeball strain.
  • Leave your everyday worries at the door. Thinking about that thing you have to do for work isn’t good song inspiration…
  • Give your ears a break. A good rule of thumb is to give your ears 10 minutes off for every hour of work you do.
  • Don’t trash any of your ideas. Keep them for reference when you need inspiration.
  • Experiment with producing during different times of the day. Find the one that works best for you. Sometimes the best beats happen when you’re fresh out of bed.
  • Use lockout programs to avoid distractions.
  • Wear comfortable clothing. I bet that a ton of #1 hits were made while wearing sweats.
  • Start a bunch of projects. But only focus on one at a time.
  • Set realistic goals for each session. If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.
  • Ask for feedback if you’re stuck.
  • Stretch before you sit for a long time. Stretch after your session as well!
  • Spend as much time as possible on producing. But don’t forget to see your friends and be social.
  • If you’re stuck on a specific step, just ask Google.
  • Stay hydrated with good old fashioned water. The average person needs about 2 litres per day. No more headaches, and way more energy.
  • Get your posture correct for long sessions. Happy backs means happy brains. And happy leads to better music.
  • Take 10 minutes to teach yourself something.
  • Make sure the important parts of your studio are well lit. Feeling around in the shadows isn’t good for staying mellow.
  • If something isn’t working, move on. Come back to it later with clear eyes. You can’t lose.
  • If you have the time, set a project aside before finishing it for good. Work on something else for awhile and then come back to it with a fresh mind.
  • Turn your phone off.
  • Keep the volume to a reasonable level. (crank it up every now and then though. especially when you finished something crazy good).
  • Mix reference your track. It will stop the stress of wondering if your track is as good as everything else.
  • If you’re stuck, look out the window for awhile. Or better yet, go for a quick walk.
  • Take a minute to make sure your headphones are fitting your ear and head.
  • Focus your attention on the thing that matters most: creating. Let Kami Records help with mixing and mastering.
  • Don’t stay sitting for too long. Try to work standing up every now and then.
  • Have an overall vision for your project. Let it be your guide for the small stuff and the big stuff.
  • Find a problem that happens all the time. Fix it.
  • Bring a collaborator in and keep an open mind towards new ideas. It will help with stressful creative blocks.
  • If something won’t work don’t fight it. Let it be what it’s gonna be.
  • Let your music be a vacation. Not a job.
  • Keep a sense of humor. If you mess up, laugh at it and move on.
  • Do some chair exercises if you’re feeling low on energy.
  • Get a backscratcher for your studio desk.
  • Take your shoes off.
  • Let failures be part of your process.