February 19, 2019 at 2:05 pm #5213
I don’t want to live a boring life anymore. I want to do something new in life and that’s why I’m starting a drum practice habit. I’ve saved up for a drum set and have adequate space at home to practice.
I’ll have a lot of work to do, so I guess I have to have a lot of willpower and a lot of motivation if I wanna get far. As long as I practice everyday, I’m bound to get there one way or another.February 19, 2019 at 2:07 pm #5215
Hey there, Jeff! As you proceed with the habit challenge, you’ll learn that you don’t even NEED willpower or motivation. You’ll be able to achieve your dreams as if you were on autopilot! 🙂 Proceed to the next chapter or video. I’m sure you’ll be surprised by what you will learn.February 22, 2019 at 10:34 am #5319
The smallest way I can start my habits is to repeat whatever I learned or practised in the previous day for about 30 minutes. I’ll start practising at around 5 PM so that I know people aren’t sleeping and I’m not disturbing anybody.
I’ll increase my practice time for 5 minutes every week until I have practice sessions that last 3 hours long. Depending on how my neighbours react, I may need to split the practice sets to morning and afternoon sets. I think 3 hours a day is the most I can do, but I wouldn’t really know yet as I’ve really just started.February 22, 2019 at 10:43 am #5321
Hi, Jeff! You’re off to a good start. Make sure you gauge yourself so that your habit is always easy to do even when you don’t feel like doing it. As long as you start small, you’ll be able to snowball it into something big later.February 25, 2019 at 10:59 am #5324
I start my habit at 5 PM after work. As soon as I change into better clothes I go to the room where my drums are placed and start practising. I have a calendar that I got from Amazon that I mark every time I get my habit done.
I have my morning routines and I prepare dinner every evening so I can also tie my habit after or before them depending on the situation. During the weekends, since I don’t have work, I can practice after those times instead since during the weekdays’ work is meant to be tied to those habits.February 25, 2019 at 11:13 am #5326
That’s a good start, Jeff! Make sure that when you do split your habit into sets, you test a trigger first so that you can make sure you will do your habit consistently. Make sure that you post how that goes here as well.February 28, 2019 at 11:18 am #5328
I start my exercise with a warm-up exercise that looks like this:
It’s the first step to my habit and it gets me to proceed to the rest of the practice.
My mantra is: I don’t forego my drumming practice.February 28, 2019 at 11:21 am #5330
It’s good to have a warm-up routine, Jeff! Please keep up the good work. 🙂March 3, 2019 at 11:29 am #5332
I bought a drum practice course and I keep a list of drum tutorials on my phone handy so I can go through them one by one and clear them. I won’t have to work too hard to figure out how to practice.
I can avoid getting distracted while looking at the tutorials by downloading them in advance and turning the wifi off before I practice.March 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm #5334
Hey, Jeff! Good to know that you’ve made your habit convenient. 🙂 If ever you do need the internet during practice, you can choose to uninstall the apps that are not necessary, or get a separate device for your tutorials if you can afford it.March 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm #5459
I’ve decided to save up some money to hire an instructor. It’s getting kind of tiring to have to share my progress with the people taking the same course, and I think having an instructor or a coach to go with the online course I have will make things easier to understand. The instructor will be there to evaluate my progress and see if I am doing well or poorly.
That’s also as much money as I can spend. The instructor will be around during the weekends so during the weekdays I’ll stick with the online course.March 8, 2019 at 5:42 pm #5461
Having instructors is one of the best ways to get accountability. It also means you’ve spent money that you have to make the most out of.
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