One of the tricks I use to keep myself motivated to practice is setting aside a time that’s practice time every day. I try to wake up early and get some practice in. Similar to Cameron Mizell’s one hour before noon rule.
In short, I don’t have to find time to practice, it’s already there. Having a specific time that’s always practice time takes the guess work out of the equation. That time for me is ideally around 7am (doesn’t happen much during the summer!).
The goal in setting a time that’s always practice time is to develop a habit. The time doesn’t have to be an hour, even a 15 minute warm up in the morning sets a great tone for the rest of the day. If I don’t get some more practice in the morning, my motivation to continue the rest of the day is nonexistent.
Do you have a time that’s always practice time?