You may have the same problem that I used to have. I love piano, and I want to play, but sometimes I could go for a week without touching the piano keys. I would tell myself that tomorrow I’ll practice, but the next day I still did my own things and kept putting off my practice. It took a long time for me to get over that and look forward to piano practicing. Here are some tips to help you with piano practice so that some actual works gets done and you don’t feel bad for not practicing.
1. You need to set a goal. You need a plan. What are you practicing for. What do you want to do with the piece of music you are practicing. Do you want to play it for someone, or play it at an event, or are you preparing for a recital? Give yourself something to achieve!
2. You need a scheduled practice time. There is something with organization that makes people productive. When things are organized and planned ahead of time, they are much more likely to be accomplished. When things are not specifically planned, and we say, “I’ll do it tomorrow?” there is a much higher chance of not practicing at all. And don’t plan practicing in your head. You need to write it down and put it in your calendar.
3. You need Motivation! Finding some motivation to play can be hard, but it is necessary otherwise you will not want to practice, or if you actually do practice you won’t practice for long. There needs to be a driving force inside you compelling you to practice and then it will be easy. Here are a few tips for finding some motivation to practice: (1) Listen to a recording of the piece you are working on. (2) See a performance of someone much better than you. (3) Browse piano related topics online, or in the library and get yourself thinking about piano. (4) Compete with someone. (5) Set a goal to play better than someone you know.
If you manage to get all three things, I guarantee that you will finding practicing piano much easier, and you will get much more work done.