So the deal is that I want to be a professional musician and I work really hard to try and reach my goals. Not only do I play guitar, but I'm also learning drums, keys, vocals and some bass as I want to be a multi instrumentalist. I'm young and have a lot of free time plus I make a lot of sacrifices (stay in often instead of going out, stuff like that). I typically put in 6-7 hour practice days most days with some being around 3-4. Never really less than that. I'm starting to think that maybe I should take a day off and not practice or play anything. I've done it in the past, but I haven't really liked it as I hate sitting around and not being productive, plus I have the mindset that I need to get good fast if I want any chance of doing this professionally so I better spend every minute that I have available working toward my goals before I lose the time to practice this much (once I graduate college). Without taking the risk of injury into account (although it's important) would you guys recommend someone like me taking a day off once a week? I do have this (probably stupid) notion that people like Jimi or Wes or insert really good musician didn't take days off or go out and have fun ever. They just played all day everyday for 10 years. Which is probably not true. To me it seems like if I miss out on 6 hours a week that adds up a lot over a year, but at the same time too much of a good thing can get bad and it can be easy to get burned out. Thoughts?