There are a lot of people out there that are die hard fans of playing everyday and never taking a day off. I'm one of them, however some concerns have come up with my playing that I want to ask about here on the forum. I'm really bad at recognizing when I need to put the horn down. I think that I put it down when it's too late and that's probably my problem, but here's what I wanted to ask: my chops constantly feel tired, so should I possibly consider taking a day off every now and then? Or, should I just get good at recognizing when to put the horn down (maybe that's a valuable skill to have in the first place)? The rub with that is that I want to do a minimum of 2 hours per day right now (I'm going through an embouchure change), and eventually (months on, I guess) 4 hours minimum. Is it that I shouldn't base time on the horn on my hopes for a minimum alotted time but on how my face feels? I know that sounds obvious, but I also hear people talking about not worrying about how your chops feel so much and just playing (as long as they don't actually hurt). Anyway, there's a lot in that to think and talk about, but let me know what you guys think.