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Making More Time For Music This Year
July 31, 2018
Do you feel like you are putting music on hold for other things in your life? Always saying "I'll do that tomorrow" again and again until you get to the end of the year and you haven't really progressed at all. Trust me, I've been there and I'm even still a little there. But it is a new year which means a new start to being dedicated.
It's very easy to put music on the back-burner because usually there isn't any pressure attached to it, it's your passion & your relax time. So, when something that is pressured or has a deadline crops up, it's very easy to put that first. And sure, that may be okay to do once or twice, but if you're doing it constantly then yo won't develop your skills in music and you may lose it altogether.
I used to be an affiliated horse rider and I have just finished A Levels, so I am definitely guilty of prioritising other things above music, and yes sometimes it's necessary - like if you have an exam to study for. But you have to be disciplined and strict and make more time for music.
From my experience, the biggest mistake I have made in making "new year's resolutions" is making sudden changes to my daily routine that I just cannot uphold long-term. That's usually why I fail at them. So, if one of your new year's resolutions for 2018 is to make more time for music - then start small and build it up. Start by committing yourself to setting aside 3 hours a week for music - and only for music. Choose which days work best and stick to it.
Then in a month's time, increase it to 4 hours a week, the following month 5 hours and so on until you are happy with the amount of time you are spending on music. Just be sure not to overdo it and to stick to whatever goal you have set yourself. After a while, it will become a part of your routine and you won't have to think about it.