- Nov 11, 2019
How do I get myself fired up to play again?
This is very good advice. I have these days right now with my thesis a lot but I try to at least do something worthwhile everyday. I do also at least play a little bit guitar every single day even if it is only 15 minutes. Like I just noodle a little bit and when I find something I like I end up spending 1-2 hours or so writing a song.that even on days I can't manage to PRACTICE, that I at least PLAY for 10-15 minutes. Sometimes that turns into more. Sometimes that's enough for me to want to do my practice routine. Sometimes it isn't.
And I have to tell myself that that's okay. And MEAN it.
Shit affects people in different ways. If you feel like giving up a lot, you're definitely not alone right now. Allow yourself to feel it while fighting the effects of it when you can.
This is weird. For the first three weeks of lockdown I was in top shape and I played guitar most of my day. Now I just feel lazy about everything and I just don't want to do or have the energy to do anything. But that's improving since I'm trying to get back on a routine. I guess that's just a collateral effect over my mood because I'm always home.I mean Ed is right (#whatedsaid), this affect everybody different. Some days I cannot let the guitar down and others I kinda have to push myself. I would say, which is what works for me, watch your idols play, listen to music and try to look for songs you always wanted to play and see if they are as hard as you remember. You will get over this. Don't be too hard on yourself. This is supposed to be fun first and foremost!