Each Monday, I discuss my Scrap Happy project based on The Happiness Project.
Being critical comes really easy to me, but part of keeping a contented heart is giving positive reviews. This is a task that is one of the more challenging tasks for me. I guess, giving positive reviews isn’t the challenge. The challenge is limiting the criticism. I am a big fan of constructive criticism, but a little goes a long way.
As someone who has scrapbooked for nearly a decade, it is easy for me to see the flaws in other’s scrapbooking…ok, flaws might be a little harsh. It would be easy to point out how I would do something differently on a layout. It is much harder to just accept the layout as is and compliment the scrapbooker for actually scrapbooking. Even better would be to find something that you actually do like about the layout and compliment that piece of the layout.
And as a fun way to challenge myself to offer genuine compliments, why don’t you submit a link in the comments below to one of your layouts and I’ll stop by and offer you a positive review. I may live to regret this, but practice makes perfect, right?
Do you find it easier to give positive feedback, critical feedback, or constructive criticism? Join the conversation below by commenting!
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