Playing an instrument has many benefits. It:
- Advances your memory
- Enhances you coordination
- Improves your comprehension skills
- Increases your educational abilities
- Sharpens your concentrations
So, basically, it increases your intelligence and performance in school/work. As well as this, it can also relieve stress and make you happier.
You want to play an instrument, but you know that it will take a lot of time and effort, so you’re doubting yourself. Here is some motivation:
- People will be attracted to you. Playing an instrument also makes you look dedicated and smart, and many people would love to be with a person like that.
- You don’t have to force yourself to play your instrument all the time. An instrument is not worked—it is played. There is nothing wrong with taking a break whenever you want to.
- It is a great hobby. People would go play football or watch TV in their spare time, yet you would be doing something you enjoy, which is also educational.
- You can get help from almost anywhere, in the modern world: YouTube, school, shops—they can all help you improve. There is no money needed to learn, you just need motivation.
- Set yourself some goals. What do you wish to accomplish?
- Reward yourself. Sometimes you are tired after a practice session, so why not reward yourself with a movie, or a book? This way, you are training your brain to repeat the successful behaviour.
- Don’t make a practice schedule. If you have a schedule, then you feel like you HAVE TO practice. This will only add more pressure, and it won’t be a relaxing instrument anymore. Find ways to encourage yourself to play when you have nothing else to do.
- Make sure you don’t get disturbed. Turn off your phone, or notifications, and put your whole mind into the instrument.
- Watch videos, or go to concerts. See other people enjoying the instrument and get inspiration from others.
If you love music, then I highly recommend that you motivate yourself to learn an instrument.