I would like to learn brush script.
And digital shadowing.
And better photo editing.
And where to put those little enamel dots on my layouts.
The list of things I’d like to learn how to do or get better at in my scrapbooking is long.
I’m eager to learn and ready to start, but know that I only have so much time. I also know that I want to spend more of my time making things and less of it thinking about making things.
And there’s those projects I want to finish. We can’t forget about those. How can I find time to grow as a scrapbooker, on top of everything else?
As many of you know, I talk about focus a lot when it comes to scrapbooking and especially to projects. The more you divide your attention, the less effective you are.
This works the same way in learning.
While you can read and watch videos about a wide variety of techniques and approaches, you only truly learn them with action. And we all know, there’s not enough time to do it all.
This is why I recommend working on just one skill at a time.
When you put your energy into learning just one new thing, you have a chance to apply it again and again. This is what makes that knowledge stick.
Four to six weeks is a good time period for learning something new, which is why you see that period so often for workshops. It’s long enough to go in-depth but short enough to keep it fresh.
As you consider how you want to grow in 2014, be mindful that you’ll be far more effective by spreading out your learning interests across the calendar – and not stacking them in January and February.
What is one skill you want to pick up or improve in 2014?
The Weekly Pep Talk shares one strategy to help you simplify scrapbooking and focus on what matters most.