One of the biggest things I hear when students talk about switching up their practice routine is that they know something needs to change, but the place to start is unclear.
A little goes a long way, so be patient and give yourself permission to grow out of old habits and grow into habits that are healthier and more sustainable. Here are 3 ways to rethink your practice habits to give you result inside and outside of the practice room!
See time as your friend, not your enemy.
Time allows you to grow and change into a better version of yourself. Time can do the same to your practice habits, so be patient and take time to understand what is currently draining you or weighing you down.
Make small adjustments and give them a chance to see if it works for you.
Give yourself permission to change.
Sometimes we do things a certain way because we see it work for everyone else. But if it isn't working for you, then give yourself permission to find what WILL work for you long-term!
Embrace your learning style and accept the PERKS that come with it, not just the struggles.
Observe your habits without criticism.
It can be hard to evaluate yourself without being harsh or forgiving. But tracking your progress is the easiest way to see results and understand what your next step is.
Try keeping a practice journal or having a notebook to keep track of your thoughts in practice.
Final Flute Notes
Any changes in your practice routine take time to make a difference, so don't feel like "it's too late" for you to make changes to your practice routine. Remember, playing the flute should be fun even in practice, so if you're dreading practicing the flute take time to make positive changes.
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