If you remember learning about the philosophy of practice in Section 6, you will understand the importance of frequent practice sessions throughout your busy day. The more often you interrupt inappropriate habits and replace them with natural patterns, the more quickly the commander-in-chief will re-program the muscles of your vocal system. Thinking about and planning for many rehearsals throughout your day can be intimidating, but you may find the 3-minute warm-up appealing!
By now, you have chosen a repertoire of effective techniques to naturalize your posture, coordinate your voice onset, liberate your articulators, tune your resonators, inflect your speech sounds and coordinate speech breathing with your thoughts. Think of simple instructions you can give yourself to meet your goals for easy vocalizing. Use words or drawings that depict how to achieve each goal and the rewarding positive sensation(s). Post them on practice cards, sticky notes or your electronic companion. Make sure you have a fail-proof way to remind yourself to practice frequently. You can have several sets of 3-minute warm-ups for different activities or times of the day, but be sure to keep them simple and rewarding.