Playing While Sick and Endless Repetitions.
I've got a sore neck. I've had it for weeks. It could be due to my practicing, or due to my less than ideal computer chair. I have to do something about those things. I think I'll just abandon my chair and use another one for both purposes. We'll know in a week.
Tomorrow is the last lesson before summer, and lately I had some crazy ideas that I should give piano a break, but I doubt I will. I think the reasons were pain. But hopefully I can resolve that with a change of furniture. Maybe I should move back to my bedroom window; I never had neck pain there. I probably will do that.
Yesterday I started practice and just seemed to be getting nowhere. I decided that my cold was interfering with it, and remembered that I shouldn't practice while sick. (Your body needs all it's energy to fight the illness, and practice is very physically demanding). So I quit after 15 minutes and went to bed most of the day. Today I'm not so lethargic, but I probably practiced too much anyway.
The way I practiced today was not very fruitful. I tend to do this from time to time: repeat a part of a piece dozens of times, because I just can't seem to get it. I'll have to stop doing that; it's very ineffective, and probably counter-productive.