April Inspiration Calendar
How to Use It
- While this is not a practice calendar, there are several actions that are to be implemented directly into your practice session, such as the Practice Intention ideas.
- There's no need to do every action in the order specified. If you're one to print out calendars like this one, then stop using them after one day if you haven't done everything as listed perfectly, here's permission to use it however you'd like!
- Half the days are intentionally left blank, and you're encouraged to fill them in with actions that are very specific to your own personal sources of inspiration or goals.
- The first action involves reviewing your goals, and writing them specifically in the space at the top. Here are mine:
Set New Goals
Take a moment to reflect and check-in on goals, experiences, and behaviors, ask the following questions:
- Am I on track with my overall goals?
- Are my behaviors reflective of what I wish to accomplish in the short and long-term?
- What have I observed in myself that I wish to change?
Last Month's Goals
- Spend time on my body map, specifically re-evaluating my representation of my hip joints and the relationship of the spine and balance of the head.
- Use video recordings to evaluate movements and habits in a more specific way to better understand how I'm moving as a whole.
- Spend time experimenting with throat tension, and learn more about the relationship between the soft palate and support.
How'd It Go?
I set my goals knowing that I would be completely out of commission for two weeks in the middle of the month during my wedding and honeymoon. I did not spend time on my hip joints, but I did have a pulse on my head-spine balance. It helped me with my third goal of figuring out my throat tension. (Read about that here!) I committed to recording more videos of myself, and now that I'm back and well-rested after a busy month, I'm ready to begin putting my findings into action to replace unnecessary habits.
- Turn findings from video recordings into action steps. Begin to replace unnecessary habits with efficient movements.
- Revert to using a timer to focus more during fundamentals.
- Continue listening to recordings each day that inspire musicality and effortlessness.
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- April 3rd: What are some thing you'd like to do more often in your daily routine? Listening? Practicing a secondary instrument? Yoga? Working with a tuner? Use these ideas to fill in some of the blank spaces!
- April 5th: How to Use the Pomodoro Technique
- April 11th: Stop Chasing Pain's Tension Release Secret
- April 19th: Explore TED Talks on Music, Mindfulness, Composing, Conducting, Leadership, and More!
- April 23rd: The Whole-Hearted Musician Blog by Dana Fonteneau
- April 25th: Some ideas include circular breathing, beat-boxing, flutter tonguing, jazz or improvisation, other extended techniques...
- April 27th: Audition Hacker by Rob Knopper's Resource Listing (Recommend signing up for the newsletter! It's worth it!)
I am SO EXCITED to see your calendars and the ways you're staying inspired throughout the month! Use the hashtag #practiceroomrevelations and tag @joleneflute to share!