What to do when practicing feels like a serious drag like having to get up early in the morning?
Most days I really have to muster up the effort to start practicing vs. just vegetating doing something mindless like watching youtube videos; the latter however I usually feel dirty after if I didn’t do much productive for the day but practicing feels great for the mind once I actually get a decent bit of practice in. It is the same kind of feeling you get when you have to get out of bed when you don’t want to or go on a long run.
After about 20 minutes of practice though I get into it and enjoy it and the time breezes by but getting the initial gusto to start is the hardest.
Some people say just don’t practice if you don’t want to but I probably would only practice about once a week if I only acted on my feelings rather than being disciplined about it. I am a great believer in the ‘do it every day’ rule however it would be nice for it not to feel like a grind less than it does. Sure some days it will probably always feel like that but it feels like that probably 90% of the time.
It isn’t that I ‘hate’ the music or want to quit, as I said I enjoy it once warmed up, it is just getting over the hump of actually picking up the whistle and starting.