4 Tips for those struggling to find time to learn blender. #b3d
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1. Set a Pre-Determined Project Deadline:
Because art has no finish line, it’s easy to become such a perfectionist that you drag a project on for months. As a result, you become reluctant to start anything new, due to the committment it takes. So agree to a set deadline (I recommend one week), then stick to it.
2. Look for small time windows
We often think that we need a large block of time to do anything meaningful (like a weekend of no interruptions), but they rarely ever pan out. Be like JK Rowling, who wrote the first Harry Potter book while raising a child at home, writing at any spare moment. Put in small amounts of time everyday and you’ll make a lot more progress than someone waiting for large block of time.
3. Agree to do one small thing
I’ve adapted this trick from Rick Ruben who asked rappers with writers block to write just one word of their song they’d been struggling to write. The next day they’d have the entire song completed. Because the hardest part is actually starting. Once you start, it’s easy. So if you can agree to do something extremely small (like click just one thing) you’ll have a much higher chance of forming a habit.
4. Recognize the net gain in Happiness
Sometimes we think of our learning at the same happiness level as entertainment, like “I could learn blender, or I could play Overwatch… so I’ll just do the latter”. But research shows that we actually get 2.5x the happiness from hobbies as we do from TV, yet the average person spends 4x as much time on TV than their hobbies. So when you’re weighing them up in your mind, remember that in the long term a hobby will make you happier.
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