Episode 81

7 Ways to Refresh your Practice in 2023

Published on: 12th January, 2023

Today I’m sharing a variety of different ways to refresh your practice for 2023 so you don’t get stuck in a rut.

Are you looking forward to designing and leading guided tours, art experiences, educational programmes in 2023?

If, however, you’re not sure about your answers to those questions, or about how you feel about the coming year, then it’s definitely time to shake things up a little.

If you’re feeling tired, jaded or uninspired, then it’s definitely time to make some changes. 

It’s a wonderful thing to do at any time of year, but especially at the start of a new year. 

If you continue to do things exactly as you've always done them, then you might end up feeling like you’re on auto-pilot, or start feeling a bit restless or even bored. 

It’s tempting to stick to the tried and tested formula - especially if it worked well last year - but making a few simple changes to your practice and the way you do things might help you to rediscover a passion and enthusiasm for your work. 

And this renewed enthusiasm will of course come across to your participants and might even be contagious. 

This episode is for you even if you’re not feeling stuck, perhaps you’re  more than happy with the way you do things. But you may hear something here that you’d like to try out at some point this year. And your audience will thank you for it!

So here are 7 different ways you can refresh your practice for the coming year. This episode is not about sweeping changes, this is about small changes that will have a big effect. Enjoy!


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Other episodes to help you refresh your practice:

Episode 29 - How to Develop a Reflective Practice

Episode 52 - From Good to Great: How to Develop and Grow as an Educator

Episode 53 - How to Define your Personal Facilitator Style

Episode 60 Learn, Unlearn, Relearn 

Episode 77 - How to Show up in a Resourceful State

Episode 64 - 4 Powerful Questions to Supercharge your Art Experiences 

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