This week one word has been repeated over and over again at my violin lessons: Focus.
Mindless playing and practicing happens so often with all of us. Not only that you do not improve your playing but actually it has a damaging effect.
4 few tips to focus better:
1. Start with short exercises, scales, short etudes.
2. Identify why you are playing these excercises and concentrate on the technical elements you need to master.
3. Practice in short intervals.