I was recently accepted into a music degree program for September. Twas no piece of cake. My practice time increased 300% in prep for the audition. As soon as it was over, I was spent. Completely burned out. I dreaded my trumpet. I wanted to have practiced, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I've been able to rationalize the lack of practice by thinking "how could I have time, I work six days a week. Practice when possible" but now August is almost over and I'm full of regret. My skills have slipped, and I'm very, very worried.
Have any of you experienced burnout? How did you overcome it? Also, I'd really appreciate it if you guys could list some things to help get my chops back into shape. I feel like a moron, but I've got to use the time I have left now to repair what I can.
Thank you all :)