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Originally Posted by Animisha
Thank you all for your replies. Very nice to read!

Two short clarifications:
* I am not a MOYD person, but I think MOYD is great for piano students who are MOYD persons. cool
* I am early retired and therefore I have the time and energy for practising. But when I still worked (and was on my way to a burnout even though I didn't know it), I did not practise very much at all, because I was simply too tired in the evenings to be able to concentrate.
I can relate to the latter. I worked on a couple of Chopin Nocturnes and Busoni's Chaconne last night. I got to bed at 12 am. I don't think 6 and a half hours is enough sleep for me.

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Originally Posted by Jethro
Originally Posted by Animisha
* I am early retired and therefore I have the time and energy for practising. But when I still worked (and was on my way to a burnout even though I didn't know it), I did not practise very much at all, because I was simply too tired in the evenings to be able to
concentrate.
I can relate to the latter. I worked on a couple of Chopin Nocturnes and Busoni's Chaconne last night. I got to bed at 12 am. I don't think 6 and a half hours is enough sleep for me.

If it is the burnout part you also relate to, please take it easy! Once you have a burnout, changes happen that are hard to reverse. I lost some of my working memory that previously had been very good. Now, more than 4½ years since my burnout, it is still not at all what is was before. Of course, age adds to this...


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Originally Posted by Animisha
Originally Posted by Jethro
Originally Posted by Animisha
* I am early retired and therefore I have the time and energy for practising. But when I still worked (and was on my way to a burnout even though I didn't know it), I did not practise very much at all, because I was simply too tired in the evenings to be able to
concentrate.
I can relate to the latter. I worked on a couple of Chopin Nocturnes and Busoni's Chaconne last night. I got to bed at 12 am. I don't think 6 and a half hours is enough sleep for me.

If it is the burnout part you also relate to, please take it easy! Once you have a burnout, changes happen that are hard to reverse. I lost some of my working memory that previously had been very good. Now, more than 4½ years since my burnout, it is still not at all what is was before. Of course, age adds to this...
I here ya. One of my biggest challenges in life is to keep it in the balance I am seeking meaning being sound in mind and body. For me that means a couple of evenings in tennis drills for cardio fitness, 2 days a week weight training, a little piano practice every night and running my business. It's my business that is wearing me down and I travel to and fro work 1 hour each way. I have evening hours in my health care clinics and I want be available for my patients but I think it's just too much for me and my wife. My wife is also a clinician. We're averaging 9-10 hour work days not including the long commute. We don't take vacations other than national holidays and it's difficult to find other providers to cover for us. It seems like it is very easy to lose balance so something suffers either our physical well being, or our spiritual well being for example piano time or my wife doing her mission work. Something has got to give. I think we tend to fall into a work/home routine that if we don't take the time to reflect unhealthy things can happen. So perhaps I will have to do some self examination.


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