Structure, organisation, patience, timing, self-understanding, motivation, and goals are all fundamental elements and qualities necessary to ensure the utmost amount of productivity during a musician’s instrumental practise session. Without it, these sessions lack a clear route to the technical/artistic goals of the musician often resulting in him/her feeling little
satisfaction during and after such practise sessions. Developing the previously stated attributes and using them during practise will not only increase the pace at which your skills improve and the speed at which you learn, but such discipline towards your instrument has a direct impact towards one's self-discipline. It is popularly known that one's form of art often reflects oneself. It is then fair to say that the approach a person uses towards developing this art form also reflects the approach used. The link below leads to a short article that covers very important tips to improve our practise routines. It is very easy to forget some of these approaches but it is important to continue to remind ourselves of them.