There’s More Than One Instrument in Your Piano Studio!
Self-care – it’s a term we hear more about these days and there’s a good reason why. Taking good care of ourselves benefits all areas of our lives.
We also have to maintain our cars, our homes, our finances, our personal possessions and even our relationships; not just ourselves.
In our piano playing, we take care to keep our piano music in order, our practice areas clean and organized, and even our instrument in top shape. That’s a great starting point, but sometimes we forget that we ourselves are instruments as well, and taking care of our bodies and hearts is just as important.
Do you ever find yourself struggling to focus, retain what you’re learning, coordinate your fingers and hands correctly, or any number of challenges like this? Many times we think that we just have a bad attitude, or we’re being lazy, or we’ve just “lost our passion”.
While that may have some relative truth to the situation, it also could be that you’re dehydrated, or you didn’t get enough sleep, or you haven’t eaten all day long. A lot of times when we’re really irritable and feel like nothing is really clicking, it’s because we are getting sick and just don’t know it yet.
Many times, we can create a positive impact on our mental well-being and ability to learn and perform by taking care of our bodies as an instrument just as we do our pianos. While we might have to tune a piano just once a year, we have to “tune” our bodies daily to function at peak capacity.
There are some specific things that you can do each day to fine-tune yourself before you begin practicing to make sure you are getting the most out of your practice time.
Seeing yourself as an instrument that is just as important as your piano in terms of reaching your goals will not only make your piano playing better, you will feel a lot better physically and mentally as well. Sometimes it helps to think of food as fuel that we fill our own tank up with so we can accomplish what we want to and what we need to.
Remember that practicing self-care will make your piano practicing more productive!
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