Stressed About Making Time for Writing? Try Timed Writing Sessions | The Blank Page


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For my first few months as a beginner violinist, I kept trying to set what I thought was a reasonable monthly goal: Learn to play a song. A whole song. Just one. That’s not so hard, right?

Except it was. Because focusing on learning 1 song turned out to be the wrong kind of goal for someone who was still learning the basic notes and hand positions.

Everything changed when, as I got busier, I switched to setting a goal to practice for 10 minutes five days a week. It wasn’t a lot. But I stopped procrastinating. I stopped getting frustrated when it took more time than expected just to learn a few…

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