1. How you approach practising matters.
Being in the right mindset is important in order to practise smarter.
Ways to help improve your practise mindset:
- Aim to think positively when you practise and remind yourself of your skills and abilities.
- Avoid catastrophic thinking. Instead of thinking, “I’m a mess, I’ll never have enough time to practise for this cardistry move or magic trick,” look at it like, “What I do today can improve all my tomorrows."
- Avoid absolute thinking. Instead of thinking “I always mess things up,” the more objective view is, “I didn’t do so well that time, what can I do to improve?”
- Avoid comparing yourself with others, because you usually just end up feeling bad about yourself. Your skills and abilities are unique to you, and you alone.
2. Where you practise is important.
A lot of people make the mistake of practising in a place that really isn’t conducive to concentrating. A place with a lot of distractions makes for a poor practise area. If you try and study in your dorm room, for instance, you may find the computer, TV, or a roommate more interesting than the reading material you’re trying to digest.
Finding a quiet and maybe inspiring place is important.
3. Practice by yourself or with friends.
The old age adage, practice makes perfect, is true. You can either practise by yourself or with your cardistry and/or magic friends. You can get feedback by your friends as well. This is a great way to improve yourself. So what are you waiting for? Meet your friends or just grab a deck of cards for yourself and start practising.
Its all about you! Start now! #aeycatcherfam