How to Get Into a Good Quarantine Practice Routine [Sample Schedule]

With many artists unable to perform live, and often stuck at home facing a profound lack of structure, effective time management can be a challenge. Here we look at how to develop a good quarantine practice routine, including a sample schedule.

Guest post by Christine Elise Occhino of Soundfly’s Flypaper

The “stay home, stay safe” mandates brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak have undoubtedly brought many unprecedented changes into our world. Limited socialization, remote work (for those who have it), and the seemingly eternal “every day feels like Tuesday” vibe.

To maintain essential mental health during this time, it’s imperative that we get ourselves into some sort of “schedule” — even if it is substantially modified from what we were accustomed to prior to the pandemic. As a musician, there is truly no greater time to hone your craft than now.

Many of us have become accustomed to being disciplined as a result of things being scheduled for us in life. Whether that is around a “day job” life cycle, commuter timetable, or any other regular obligations, most humans work well with a routine.

That’s why getting yourself into a solid practice schedule from home is so important during this time.

Enjoy the flexibilities provided to you with these temporary stay-at-home changes, but figure out what schedule really works for your lifestyle so you can get yourself settled into this “new normal.” No one will be judging you for sleeping in or having some fun during a mid-afternoon jam session, so take full advantage! But challenge yourself to stay productive, healthy, and carve out some time to better yourself and your musical abilities every day.

Below is a sample “Soundfly Quarantine Practice Schedule” to help you get started, and here you can download a blank version for to fill out yourself!

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