Life isn’t all half-and-half. Sometimes, you just have to make do with milk.
When life gives you lemons, have a cup of coffee. Then, you’ll have the energy to make them into lemonade. Which isn’t as good as coffee, but it’s still pretty good.
In the middle of your piano practice, when that ridiculous Joplin or Mozart piece has just about fried your brain, stop. Go make a cup of coffee. Drink it. All of the sudden, the piece just gets easier.
Never confront a problem without a cup of coffee in your hand and a good dog at your side.