Violin Tip of the Day
For Violin Students of All Ages
Practice and Rehearsal Tips.  Technique Pointers.  Violin Care Guidance. Exercises and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers or Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.
Today's Tip
Distributed practice is more effective than massed practice.

That's a fancy way of saying that practicing for some time every day is much more important and effective than only practicing for a long time now and again.  In other words, practice for 30 minutes every day, not 210 minutes once a week!  Practice too long and you get tired and sloppy.  When you reach a point that you are no longer making progress and the number of mistakes you make is going up, that is probably the time to put the violin down for a while.

But be sure that you are not using, "I'm getting tired," as an excuse.  Start your practice with a good attitude.  Work hard for a time, then have some fun with your violin . . .
And do it regularly, not just once in a while.