How would you react if I told you there is a shortcut to effective practicing?
We have all seen the blogposts on how to practice more efficiently, and it is usually divided into several steps, who might be overwhelming. If you can apply these things to your practicing, great, then this post might not be what you are looking for. BUT, if you feel like there has got to be an easier way to more efficient practice, keep on reading.
The key to efficient practice is super easy, does not require a lot of work AND will help you in other areas of your life too! Sounds too good to be true, right?
Lets start with what makes a good practice session for me:
- I concentrate really good
- I improve my playing
- I feel better afterwards
- It is fulfilling
- It is fun
So what are the one thing that helps with all of these things? You might have guessed; meditation.
You might think that mediation are only for people who are interested in New Age, Buddhism or other alternative directions that might not resonate with you. The thing is, it is for everyone. We live in a world where our stress levels are going through the roof, and we desperately need some relief, whether we are aware of it or not.
Here are the reasons it will improve your practicing:
- It increases ability to concentrate
- It helps you keep your goal in mind, you know, the reason you started practicing in the first place.
- You don’t get tired as easily, because your nervous system get more rest
- It helps you see what is important to you (like practicing instead of playing candy crush)
- It decreases stress and anxiety
- It can add more value to your life, like more peace and joy.
So find a way of meditating that is right for you. There are tons of ways of doing it and there is likely one way that will resonate for you. You can use an app, you can take a course or read a book on the subject. The important thing is not HOW, the important thing is that you start and keep doing it regularly. Even if it is just five minutes a day.
Do you have a daily meditation practice? How does it affect your practicing and life in general? Please let me know in the comments below!