We all have 24 hours in a day. That’s a no-brainer.
We all (well, at least most of us) want to improve our life in some way. In our case, we want to improve our voices. This is also a no-brainer.
We think we don’t have enough time in the day to do anything extra so we often feel stuck in the rut of our patterns.
So how do we get unstuck?
It’s not as hard as it seems.
I have developed what I call “in between time thinking.” Maybe you have some other variation of this idea, but that is what I call it.
What this means is I grab a 5 minutes here, 10 minutes there, or whatever I can grab out of the day to do little tasks that add up to big results.
But, that means I have to give up something else in order to get those here and there minutes.
I give up caving in to using my energy for “frustration-ranting,” which is to say that I have learned that getting frustrated takes up time and never gives me the results I want.
This is not easy, but I am learning little by little how to do something else during those times when I am having what seem like insurmountable tech problems.
For instance, I know that I need to take better care of my body, so when tech stuff threatens to undermine my optimum productivity, I will go away from the computer, get on a mat and stretch, do sit ups or some other exercise, or if the weather is nice, go outside for a walk.
During those times, I will consider options and alternatives as to how I am approaching the problem.
Sometimes this takes 5-10 minutes, sometimes longer.
But, I NEVER turn on a TV set to zone out. In fact, I don’t even own a TV!
I am learning not to surf the net, chat online or on the phone, text message or engage in any other distraction that will take me away from facing and solving the problem of the tech woes by taking care of my body instead of escaping with something easier to do.
If I want to improve my health, then I have to give up the distractions so that I can use those few minutes here and there to actually do it, not just tell myself I need to do it.
The same is true for singing. If you want to improve your voice, it will take some sacrifice.
So think of what you can give up in order to get what you want.
Or ask me a question about your voice. Now there’s a no-brainer!