This may come across as a shameless ploy to sell more accessories, but it has honestly helped me immensely in finding time to play. Get a guitar stand or wall hanger and leave your guitar out where it's accessible rather than in the case.
There. That's it. Simple, right? So why is this so effective?
When your guitar is in its case or gig bag, it's also often stuffed in the corner with other things piled on top or in front of it. Part of your practice routine then includes the effort just to dig it out. You might be willing to do that every now and again, but it's a bummer.
By leaving your guitar out where it's accessible, you can simply grab it and start playing. And what happens when your guitar is always visible? It starts calling to you, "Play me!"
I have two small children in the house so I rarely use a floor stand, but my wife is accommodating enough to let me hang a guitar on the wall. She even thinks it makes a great decoration! By using the wall hanger, my guitar looks cool, is easy to pull down and practice for a few minutes, and is out of the reach of those little crumb-snatchers.
I even get a few requests..."Daddy, play 'tar, play 'tar!!"
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