A great tip for the beginner Guitarist

Be prepared to practice. Do some stretching exercises. Relax, take a few deep breaths before you play.  Getting in the habit of stretching, reduces overuse injuries like tendinitis and back stiffness from sitting. Does your job, or hobby, involve sitting, keyboard use or repetitive tasks like chopping or grinding?  Learn some hand stretching exercises.

This is going to sound stupid but don’t forget to breathe. When your brain is overwhelmed learning several new things at once and focused intensely, we tend to hold our breath.

*Info from Roots Guitar Tips website