Focus on your Harp Goals
Struggling with staying focused?
"I have too much to do!"
"I can't fit it all in!"
I get it, I've been there and often! When the cards just aren't dealing the way you'd like, take a step back and start small.
"But I only have five minutes!"
That's okay. We can make progress with any amount of time. It all comes down to efficiency (plus giving yourself time to breathe!).
Here are some things you can do:
1- Start small! If you think you have no time, give me 5 minutes when you're "in between chores" or before breakfast. 5 minutes, that's all. Sit down, take a BIG breath in your nose and out your mouth, then work on something that brings you joy for 5 minutes.
2- One measure at a time: If you have little time to play/practice, choose one or two measures that have been challenging for you and ONLY one or two measures. You'd be surprised how much more you might practice if you just start with only one or two measures.
3- Just sit behind the harp: Often the greatest challenge is just sitting our butt behind the instrument. Take a cup of tea with you to the harp and just sit behind the instrument. That's it. Just sit, take a breath, a sip of tea, and enjoy the promise of a small practice session in your future. It will happen!
Try one, two, or all of these tips and see how your week shapes up. It's worked for myself as well as my students. Find the small moments, and make a great impact.
What are you waiting for... your harp is calling you :-)