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28 Days of Practice: An Introduction

Claire Allen

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Published: October 21, 2013 at 10:01 PM [UTC]

This Saturday, I'm launching a special project in my studio. It's called "28 Days of Practice," and the purpose of the project is for me and my students to explore our practice habits and to become more self-aware in our practice. Hopefully, we'll all learn one or two things about how we practice that we can incorporate into our regular routine.

The project is structured in four weeks, with a different focus each week. There will be reflection questions as well as specific tasks. I will be doing this along with my students and will post my answers to the questions on the blog! Talk about accountability - anyone who reads this will know if I'm practicing or not!

So, just to whet your appetite I present you with the titles of the four weeks:

Week One: Starting Where You Are
Week Two: Putting In The Time
Week Three: Identifying Your Practice Habits
Week Four: Setting Goals

I'll post the guidelines for each week on the blog so you can follow along and join us in this project. Feel free to post your progress and reflections in the comments!

From Karen Collins
Posted on October 21, 2013 at 11:11 PM
Looking forward to this series!
From Laurie Niles
Posted on October 22, 2013 at 1:23 AM
Is everyone vowing to practice for 28 straight days? :)

From Fatima Al Sameraey
Posted on October 22, 2013 at 9:12 AM
That is a great idea! you have given me motivation to practice 28 days straight! a hard task nonetheless but worth trying ;)
From Claire Allen
Posted on October 22, 2013 at 5:36 PM
Haha, 28 days straight would be ideal! But it's more than just a vowing to practice challenge, it's really reflecting on HOW you practice and looking at different elements that can improve the quality of your practice over the 28 days. I have several students who practice only sporadically, so this is hopefully going to get them practicing on a more consistent basis.

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