Then dedicate more than an hour and stop being lazy.
If you find that you're watching the clock while you're practising the guitar (or whatever the case maybe) where you can't enjoy it or get lost in it, maybe consider giving that one up for something you enjoy more. Doing a lot of things at once can be damaging to all the rest and it's not failing to set something aside for now to focus on it later.
At the same time, 1+ hour of practicing any musical instrument is worth close to nothing. In case of certain instruments, bassoon for instance, it's physically pointless. It's really important that you focus and you actually listen to what you are doing/practicing. Otherwise there's no point. Just as Mike said.
You also don't want learning a musical instrument to be a chore.
So have fun, if practising scales is boring you out of your mind, well then just jam along to a song. Just have fun with it. If you're not having fun with it, well accept that you don't enjoy what you're doing and find a different hobby.
Whoops, I don't know, but a quick random question to ZUers:
Is there some sort of natural way (drinking milk or something) that ensures peaceful sleep? I always wake up 5+ times a night since... Monday, I'd say, so it's been two nights, and I'd sort of like to get my sleep; because despite getting 8+ hours, I'm exhausted because of these random awake periods.
Well, it has definitely worked for me. When I've been more active, I'll generally have no problems falling asleep, and I don't wake up randomly either. If I've been lazy, and have been neglecting exercise for a while, I'll generally stay awake for longer, and my quality of sleep drops quite a bit.
what does a sprained wrist feel like? because i think i sprained mine, but I don't really know?
sometimes it really hurts and sometimes it doesn't. Yesterday it did, a dew days ago it did, and now it hurts again.
How do I tell my father that I don't want to cut my hair?
This is a simple response, but he'd call me things like a "hippie" and a girly boy if I do it. Even if I don't identify myself as a hippie, and I prefer to disregard the notions of masculinity and femininity. It just feels awful almost every time I cut my hair. I've just always seen women with their nice long hair, and I've wanted to have it for a long time. Not too long though.
you know, your dad is deliberately provoking you by calling you a hippie and girly boy or whatever. You've probably reinforced that in his head that it'll work because you've gotten a haircut after he's done it too, I bet.
When someone is trying to provoke you, just say "k." Even if it gets to you, don't let it show. Acknowledge he's said it, but otherwise ignore it. Eventually he'll change tactics.
Yeah, I should simply say no, like what Chris said.
And to Avamike, he doesn't actually call me a hippie or a girly boy. It's just my stupid worries that he will. He's criticized a lot of things about me. Luckily, I'm leaving here in a couple months, but I just know that he'll try and get me to have a haircut before I go to college.
My dad always harps on me about getting a haircut. I mean he's pretty rational, and I can tell him I don't need/want a haircut. I'm old enough now that he couldn't make me, but he could still be an ass about it.
I'm typically an avoidant personality, I would just avoid the topic, change the subject if you can.
Or just do what they said, Sure, Whatever. Vague answers that can't pin you down one way or the other.
So I don't feel useless:
Issues with parental control are complex and difficult to navigate. The best suggestion I can offer you all with my limited experience is that having an open, respectful conversation with them about how much happier you would be if you could keep your hair the way you liked it will work wonders! Maybe it won't, you never know, but can it hurt to try? Tell dad that you really would prefer to style your hair the way you want to style it.
It is difficult, I know this for sure. It's not like you can just sit and have the conversation and it will work out perfectly. But it might!
Anyway, I have an issue with insomnia/falling asleep. Even though I've gotten a consistent 5-6 hours of quality sleep the past four nights (each night, not cumulative, I'd be dead), and I'm tired as all hell from working on my feet 40 hours this week, I cannot fall asleep. I toss and turn and can't get comfortable.
ZU cool people, what are your sleeping habits? How do you fall asleep? What works for you, what doesn't? Do you have rituals? Are you the blessed type who jump in bed and pass out without effort? Does sleep come naturally to you, or no? Talk to me.
I felt similarly sometimes when I was your age.
I'm going to be honest, I'm not sure if it's just a funk you have to get through or whether trying to engage with people more might help, but know that things DO get better!
I know that's probably not what you want to hear, but try working on your attitude, try doing things outside your comfort zone, and maybe that will help.