A fresh new year is coming and is yours. A great time to set new goals, quit bad habits and becoming determined in what you want to achieve. Of course guitar playing, practicing and improving your musical skills is on top of your priority list. How could it be otherwise?
Guitar playing gives you peace of mind, stimulates the fingers and the brain, makes you and the listeners really happy people (provided that you practice) and attracts the opposite sex ;) Besides that, guitar playing is an amazing musical life time experience that will keep surprising you over and over again. A habit of regular practice will grow your excitement and make you want to keep improving and become a better player all the time.
Okay in theory that is all true, but in real life things are busy, messy and you are constantly distracted. So you need a plan that works and make 2017 a year where you get back to the game of solid guitar practice and real improvement. Let’s get this baby rolling!
Here are the keys:
– Create Room
Make more time available in the new year. Take out a notebook right now and create a not-to-do-list. Write down all the things that seem important but are really not. Be honest and ruthless here! Are you watching too much TV? Unplug your TV or put it in the basement for a few months. Spending too many minutes/hours on Facebook or Instagram? Delete your account or announce a sabbatical.
Are you doing things just to prove others that you are not a quitter, but deep down inside you know better? Listen to your heart, be true to yourself and stop doing the things that don’t feel good. A burden will fall of your shoulder. Write everything down that you need to reduce, stop, quit, disconnect, remove or eliminate. Now take the spacious room in time that will unfold before you and use it to play your guitar in 2017.