Tried to play, or more appropriately, too tired to play. I took my guitar off the wall at work yesterday to play. I was tired, but I had a good 20 minutes of free time and I really wanted to play. I strummed some chords. I worked on a song intro I’ve started learning from guitarmasterclass.net. I played some scales. I did some little blues solo thing. And the entire time I just kept getting more relaxed.
So I put my guitar back on the wall. Turned off my office light. Leaned my chair all the way back. And took a 10 minute nap. I awoke feeling refreshed and ready for the afternoon. Yes, I missed out on playing the guitar. Yes, I did not pick it back up the rest of the day. But I remained focused through the afternoon and was more effective than if I had just played guitar and been tired all afternoon.
Now I’m curious. Has anyone else run into this struggle between other responsibilities and their desire to do something fun? Have you not done the fun thing, but still felt ok about it at the end of the day?