by Cara Lumen
I’ve had it. I’ve been discovering wonderful new information all day and I’m mentally shutting down. I’m writing a new course which I love to do, and every time I research a new aspect of it I get excited about what I learn. But I’m just plain full up. So I sat down to give myself some advice about what to do when you’d like to learn more but are just plain full up.
Take a Break
This is obvious, and I’m going to do that as soon as I sort out my own ideas on what to do next by writing this post. And it doesn’t need to be a food break – it needs to be a tension-breaking break – a change of pace break. Whether you have to take deep breaths, do a few yoga stretches, look out the window or go for a walk, change your position and give your mind a break.
That’s the major decision I have reached for the action to take when I’m feeling full up of information. I simply can’t absorb any more so I get to choose what I want to learn and more importantly for what I’m doing today – what I want to teach. I have come across three new blogs to subscribe to. And I already subscribe to quite a few. So I’m going to start unsubscribing to those that I don’t read. The ones I want to read are surfacing.
You’ll learn it when you are ready
I’m putting a lot of great material in this course I am creating and people who take the course may not be ready for all of it this first time around, but it will be there for them to review when they are ready for another pass through the material. I went through Product Factory five times, three times as a team leader and each time I either learned something new or was ready to take another step in my own work. Be kind to yourself and learn what you can. Then go back for more at a later date.
Honor your goals
I have gotten so many ideas of things I can do in my own business while writing this course. My list is growing and my head is spinning. But I can’t do them all right this minute so I have to look at what my goals are and use those to help me select what I need to learn and put in place next.
It helps me that I’m gathering all this information for a specific course so I don’t wander too far afield. What I’m learning is going to make this blog better. So I’ll put in place what I can, and do another layer later. And most of all, I’ll tell the students in my new course to go through the steps they are asked to take to get set up, do what they can and then review the content of how to do it at several points in the coming year. They’ll learn it as they should – one step at a time.
© 2010 Cara Lumen