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Finding a way's piano practice goal

This is the first time I have posted a project.

I want to start doing at least 15 minutes of piano practice each day unless I am away from home (and my piano!).

I have not played any piano for a few weeks and seems like the longer I leave it the harder it gets to start again. But would really like to break through that barrier!

Tonight (November 7th) will be my first practice.

Wish me luck!

Re-starting piano once more

Did 15 mins tonight 16/02 - hope I can keep going again now.

How's it going?

How about a once-a-week update?


Thanks for your interest, hazyjane. I guess I have not made a clear decision whether to continue posting this or not - maybe once a week would be a good compromise.

On the plus side, I did a lot of hymn practice over March 1-3 and then played organ at church on Sunday. It went ok.

Yay, findingaway!

Many congrats on returning to the "play"! \Laughing/

Good wishes for more playing!


 Restarting is HARD, WELL DONE! You've done the hardest bit :) 

Metaphor Mouse! Because playlists are better than tasklists.

Thanks Lucky and wrkinprogrss!

Thanks for your support! I am so obsessed with being behind with my paid work right now that it's good for me to notice other parts of my life.

Piano on 2/2/12

Started once again on piano practice after a difficult day yesterday, and having done no practice since being away for my 2 weeks holiday. I realised I was actually missing playing! that it was something I wanted.

Also seeing my posts here it is great for me to see that here is something I did stick with (more or less!) - it's a reminder that I can do things consistently - which I really need at the moment.

Back to practice at last!

Missed one more night but back to it tonight (January 11th). :)

applauding findingaway

Yay for restarting! Good to see you're continuing with this goal!



Thanks wrkinprogrss!

Your support is appreciated :)

Piano practice goal

Disappointed with myself - have now missed 3 nights of piano practice - 7th, 8th and 9th :(. This has been my longest gap except when I was away from home. I did practise on the 5th and 6th. Making a promise to myself to start again tomorrow.

More piano practice!

Practised on 31st, played organ at church on 1st, practised on 2nd :), skipped on 3rd :(, out all day yesterday - the 4th, hope to do better tonight - 5th.

Back again!

A bit out of sync here with Christmas etc. I practised on the 21st, skipped practice on the 22nd, practised on the 23nd, then skipped again on the 24th :(.

On Christmas Day we headed to Melbourne for family celebrations and I only got back yesterday.

But practised yesterday (29th) and today (30th). Will try to do another session today as I am the organist at church again on January 1st (eek!).

Done: 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th December!

5 more days! I need to write the dates down or I lose track. Anyway I am not heading for some magic number, just want this to become a habit.

Time to do tonight's practice, running a bit late.

Days 26 & 27 done


Going ok. I now know that once I get over my initial resistance, I will enjoy the time.

congrats, findingaway!

That's a great discovery! Yay, you! \Laughing/

Days 23, 24 and 25 done


Missed one day again, the 10th. Better if I missed none, but at least I'm getting 'back on the horse' again each time.

Day 22 but missed one day

I am losing track of dates etc here a bit. Day 22 was yesterday, December 9th.

Days 20 and 21 done


wow, findingaway!

Wow, three weeks--excellent going!  \Laughing/

thanks wrkinprogrss!


Day 19 piano


Back again - day 18 piano practice done

Started back onto practice tonight after I got back from visiting my mum. Haven't been able to practice the 3 nights while I was away (no piano!) but did miss the night before I left too.

Saw some live music including piano when I was in town so that was inspiring (and a little daunting!)

Piano day 17 done

Sticking with it, though less motivated.

*cheers for Findinaway*

*cheers you on!*

Days 14, 15 and 16 piano (and organ!)

All done on last 2 days ready for playing organ at church service today. Went reasonable well, especially compared to last time which was a total embarrassment. Fear of the same happening again has made me more motivated, hope I can keep up the momentum now there is no 'stick'!

congrats, findingaway!

Congrats on playing well at service, today, and good wishes for choosing to keep practicing!

\o/ Laughing


Thanks wrkinprogrss!

Your support is really appreciated.

Days 12 and 13

No practice on Day 12 but decided it didn't count as I was hardly home that day except to sleep.

Day 13 (yesterday) my son was visiting and joined me playing cello with the piano for over an hour. That was really fun and made me so glad I had been doing at least some practice.

Yay, findingaway!

Wow, that sounds awesome!

Congrats and ongoing good wishes for this project!

Day 11 piano done

And thanks wrkinprogss for your continued support. I agree with you about getting back to something after a lapse.

PS I did enjoy the family weekend.

Day 10 piano

Late again, but done! Can't do piano over next 3 days, will be away on a long weekend with my family. (Would hate anyone to think I was slacking off! Laughing)

Yay for restarting, findingaway!

I applaud you doing day 10 after doing day 9. Sometimes I think that one of the most basic secrets of success is to cultivate the habit of restarting the effort after a lapse. Nice to have such a cheering reminder of that, so thanks! Hope your long weekend with family is enjoyable.


P.S. I'm happy to notice! I feel the same way about having my progress noticed!

Thanks wrkinprogrss!

Sad to say I fell in a hole and did not do day 9 :(

It is so nice that someone notices. Recommitting to Day 10 today.

Piano done on days 7 and 8

Did about 25 mins last night although I consider after 10 pm is really too late, needs to be earlier. And 15 mins the night before. Tonight will be a bit of a test as I've had a very tiring work day, not least because I stayed up way too late last night.

The good part is I am noticing improvement, my hands are not so rusty as they were.

yay, findingaway!

Lovely to hear that you're making progress with your piano playing!

Days 5 and 6 piano practice

Missed practice yesterday (we did have a dinner party but I could have done it earlier) but back on the horse today, did about 25 mins.

Yay for piano progress!

*cheers you on* Yay, findingaway!

Days 3 and 4 done

Day 3 nearly didn't happen as the time got so late, and last night was also late.

I would like to get this done earlier in the evening; maybe even look at doing it as a break from other work or in my lunch break if I'm working at home.

Day 2 piano practice done!

Thanks again for all the support.Smile

Yay for day 2!

Congrats on building momentum with your piano practice--yay, you!

thanks wrkinprogrss!

November 7th done!

Was happy to make a start.

Good luck!

I play the piano too! Well I used to before my life became crazy!

That's awesome you are doing this. I want to set a goal for myself to play the guitar more- perhaps we can cheer eachother on! Hopefully when I get through my next set of midterms I can start that.

Good luck!

Thanks katia!

I hope you will find some time for music in your busy life and I would love to cheer you on!

Good luck, Findingaway!

Good luck with this, Findingaway! I've found "15 minutes a day" to be useful and doable for my Qi Gong goal--I hope you'll find it equally doable for your goal, and enjoyable, too!

Thanks wrkinprogrss!

I didn't mention it in my first post, but your Qi Gong goal was a great model and inspiration for me.

thanks again to findingaway!

That's so cool to know--thanks for telling me! LaughingLaughingLaughing

Piano practice

I'm wishing you the best of luck:) Piano practice is one of my daily chores too(or it's supposed to be), so I'll be sure to check this project out!