Ever find that you’ve been doing really well with practicing every day, and then you miss a day?
One day becomes two, and so on and so on, and before you know it, you haven’t picked up your instrument for a week. Or more.
You want to kick yourself because once again, you’ve fallen behind on your practice. You feel like the progress that you’ve made has been lost, and your chops and calluses are on the decline.
Been there far too many times myself.
Here’s a thought. As your getting toward the end of the day and you haven’t yet practiced, just determine in your mind that your going to pick your instrument up and play it even if it’s for only 10 or 15 minutes. That’s it. Just carve out a few minutes and pick it up and play.
From personal experience, I’ve discovered that doing this will ensure that you’re still going forward in your skills, and you’ll continue with keeping your chops and your calluses well maintained.
Best to All,