String Emporium owner Steve Koscica put out a really nice article several years ago about practicing that I’ve been meaning to link to for some time–here’s a brief excerpt:
Keep a practice log. This may seem silly to some, a lot of very successful musicians have regimens and actually write their goals in a log. Ask yourself, what am I practicing for now? What specifically do I need to learn or get better at? AND WHEN is this going to happen? This is the exciting part.
Check out the full article here.