I'm so with you on this. Both the fed up frustrations and the YES to a routine! Working on my structure of what practice will be today because I have two recording dates coming up - one in 2 weeks and a big one end of May, plus a few gigs, and my practice time is so all-over-the-place due to my job taking up too many waking hours. My goal is to become more proficient with the bass notes (I can 'wing' the right hand because I play piano) with propering fingering and really comitting the layout to muscle memory.YES!
Matter of fact, starting this Saturday, I am returning back to my getting up earlier so I can do 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the evening of music and integrate a structure that will include sessions that specifically cover BOTH Free Bass time and Roland accordion time. I am just toooooo evenly split to want to concentrate on one and miss out on the other.
I will be including a daily journal in a small notebook that will be near my practice area, and I will have a structure laid out that covers scales, arpeggios, Hanon exercises on both accordions. On the Free Bass, I will be focused on curriculum needed for the Royal Conservatory exams and on the Roland it will be focusing on increasing repertoire, and in both "worlds", I am going to be focusing on bettering my foundational playing skills.
I am just fed up of wanting and not being able to do what I want due to time/work/life constraints!