We Know. DJ’s life is not easy. Managing the lifestyle of this profession is sometimes one of the main problems of being a successful DJ: Not at all regular schedules, parties, endless travel, stress, live performances and lots of music are not the best allies to stay healthy and balanced.
Good Djing habits working at Home
Humans are creatures of habit, good and bad, but when working it is better to get into good habits that help us to maintain a certain order. This small list is a sample of what we recommend to all DJs to make good habits at the time of a show.
- Organize your folders: In your favourite DJ software, upload your folders to a playlist to make navigation faster.
- Take the time to organize the detailed information of each song before uploading it to any program (name, group, artist, etc).
- Analyze the tracks, this way you will avoid consuming processor resources that may be necessary at the time of a live session, especially if you have a laptop with below or just the required limit.
- Try to listen to the tracks directly in the program you are using to make sure they are not corrupted or faulty.
- Take a look at the folders inside the program you are using, so you can find the track faster or find a track you have overlooked.
Taking care of your Health
Not at all regular schedules, parties, travels, stress, live shows and a lot of music are not the best allies to stay healthy and balanced. Take care of the following health tips:
- Hearing Problems: DJ’s ears are continuously exposed to high volumes and with great intensity, both speakers and headphones. This is very harmful to the ear and if you do not take care of yourself it is very possible that you end up losing hearing.
Check out about ear protectors for DJs. It should be essential if you are going to dedicate yourself to this. DJ producers also suffer from disorders: the long days of creating a song and mastering can cause headaches and jaw discomfort.
- Back, neck, muscular pains: Being on your feet for so many hours, especially in long sessions, DJs often have a very sore back, the spine at the cervical level (neck) and if the mixing desk is at a very low height, it can also affect the lumbar level (waist).
Stretching, swimming, yoga or pilates is a good solution.
- Bad eating: DJ’s routine is usually very linked to fast food or eating anything at any time. This added to the problems such as anxiety and stress mentioned before is a very bad combination, and can lead to diseases such as irritable bowel, ulcers or kidney diseases.
A good diet, healthy and as natural as possible is the key and one of the best habits a DJ can have.
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