Today a post in the forums got me thinking about how much time we actually spend making beats nowadays. A while back I used to make beats daily, and I would also DJ non-stop, whenever I had a chance! Motivation Of course finding motivation is the key, from either listening to some of your favorite songs or finding new ones that will give you that spark you've been looking for. Sometimes I listen to music from an entirely different genre than Hip Hop, such as Heavy Metal or Disco. Yes, Disco. Time Another big factor is just plain ol' finding time to make beats! Everyone today is so busy doing other things that they don't set aside time to make music like they used to. I myself am always busy doing web developing, plus my daily grind, so making beats is always low on my daily priority list. Taking a Break It's also good to just take a break from making music, but not too long of a break. There's been times where I made beat after beat, but you have to just step away and take a deep breath sometimes. It's like when you spend hours at a time in front of the computer; after a while your eyes feel like they're going to explode - that means it's time to get up and go outside. What are your thoughts on this? Do you always find time to make beats?