I don’t own a violin so I don’t know that I’ve earned the right to touch on this yet but…
I think I’d also put the violin down long enough to listen to a professional play a violin song that makes me happy. It would remind me of how satisfied I’ll be when I can make the sounds that make me happy.
On days when I’m packed with extra attitude, I’d take my violin to areas of natural sound (river, waterfall, beach, wind tunnel, etc) and just get playful with the sounds. Abandoned buildings, mountain tops…I’d bring it along. Rainy days, I’d just step out onto the porch and play to the weather. At least, this is what I tell myself. haha.