Relaxed Monday practice vibes... 😎✌🏼 I'm practicing for fun today! No orchestra music, no etudes (except maybe the fun ones), and no repertoire for my lessons....today is for me! Mental health is a really important part of being a musician. We work so hard to please our teachers and our audiences, that sometimes it's important to take time to please ourselves! 🎶 My students are always encouraged to learn "extra& #34; & "fun& #34; songs, and I call it dessert! It can be a fiddle tune, a pop song, a song from their favorite movie, anything that they think is fun and isn't from their usual repertoire books. I ask them to practice it last, so that they look forward to it and also to help mentally rejuvenate themselves after a long practice session....and I let them play it for me in lessons if all of their other assignments are complete. Do you guys have any tricks for staying mentally happy during practice?