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Elke Meier
I had already posted this yesterday but found out today that it was quite a bit prematurely... If you by any chance have already downloaded the file please get the new version!

As some of you know, I am not very good with logging my practice. Yesterday I thought that maybe I can trick myself into getting better at it if I can record my practice on the computer. So I designed a little Excel form that - hopefully - will help with it. Here is the link in my Dropbox, if any of you are interested in it too. Let me know what you think about it. You need to download it to see what it looks like. Opening it in Dropbox does not help. And you need to allow macros for the form to work. I am not an expert in Excel, so don't know how far this version (done with Excel 2013) is compatible with older version.

Elke Meier
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Posted: January 9, 2017
Last Comment: January 10, 2017

Posted: January 10, 2017
Thank you so much Elke - I'm not much of a journal keeper although I would like to be. Hopefully this will help (and today shows that I actually practice  more than I thought, so positive feedback of the journal already 😃.

Elke Meier
Posted: January 10, 2017
"...if you don't mind, I'd like to save it for my own practices." - This is exactly why I shared it, Hélène :). Happy practicing!

I have been faithfully logging now already the third day. The fact that I am happy about this kind of "consistency" - three days in a row! - shows you how difficult this kind of journal is for me normally. And I still know where to enter things and have not gotten to the point where I thought "Now, what on earth did I mean with this thing?" or "Where did I want to mark down this part of the practice?" All that gives me hope that I might finally have found something that will work for me.

Hélène Mathers
Posted: January 10, 2017
This is very comprehensive Elke and if you don't mind, I'd like to save it for my own practices.  

I was very remiss with my violin practice over the holidays and I spent yesterday trying to work out a plan that will give me better control over my practice time.  Your worksheet is a god-send!