Immunity is associated with the state of mind. Emotional overload or excess of responsibilities diminish the body’s capacity to eliminate harmful substances in the process of excretion.
For a musician, the basis for the artistic achievement is swift and reliable technique strongly involving hands and arms. Excessive music practice results in pain and reduced muscle control. Thus, a musician loses his or her ability to achieve the intended artistic effect.
Human brain is vulnerable to similar overload. If exploited, put under stress and lacking regeneration, the brain ceases functioning effectively. There comes a feeling of frustration, decrease in motivation, burnout, depression, and often also somatic impairment.
You can find counterbalance for your professional engagement in other activities, rest, and relax.
Use your brain while you work. Then, put your heart into relaxing.