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Posted 11/16/2012 by twarnockphoto in Digital Scrapbooking


PeaNut 440,937
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Posted: 11/16/2012 10:01:58 AM
So here's my issue. I work full time and sit at a computer from 8:00am till who knows when. Then when I get home, I have no desire to sit back down at my computer and scrapbook. This is so frustrating. I really want to scrapbook in the evenings but have no desire. Any one else have this problem? Any suggestions on how I could shake this funk?

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PeaNut 242,431
January 2006
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Posted: 11/16/2012 10:47:48 AM
Oh, I am definitely in the same boat. I work on a computer all day, and then I am just tired at night and a little unenthusiastic about sitting in front of a screen some more. The only way that I have found to keep motivated is that I started bringing my laptop to work, and I use my lunch hour to scrap. I am already staring at a screen so somehow, scrapping at lunchtime is actually a nice change as to the type of project I am staring at. The people I work with all know I won't ever go out to lunch because I am scrapping! Then, when I get home I often want to keep working on whatever that day's project was.


PeaNut 181,117
December 2004
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Posted: 11/16/2012 3:07:17 PM
I do the same thing and I've actually been wondering if I should switch out my desk for a standing height one so that I would have to stand to scrap. I don't have anything that is the right height in my house to try and see if this will work for me so I'm thinking of ways I could improvise to try it and see if it will work for me.


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Posted: 11/17/2012 11:12:45 PM
I remember reading in a scrapping magazine (can't remember which one) where someone bought bed risers for the table in their scrapping room so that it was at standing height. I think she also had a stool for when her legs got tired and wanted to sit.

Is sitting your main problem, or just fatigue at night that's getting in your way? I wasn't sure if it was one or the other, or both!

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PeaNut 440,937
October 2009
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Posted: 11/27/2012 10:41:29 AM
Glad to know that I am not the only one. I have figured out a way to raise my desk at home so I can stand for a little bit. Now all I have to do is find a stool for the occasional sitting time! Thanks ladies.

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PeaNut 154,236
June 2004
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Posted: 11/30/2012 9:19:39 AM
Can you get up 15-30 minutes earlier in the AM and digi scrap? When I worked, I had to type case notes every day about 20 people. I used to digi scrap for a few minutes in the morning before work. It was "my" time. Just remember to set a timer.

Or, if you can't get up early, why not do activities that do not involve a computer for _________ amount of time when you get home. Then, set a timer for 15-30 minutes. Sit down and digi. Move away from the computer when the timer goes off.


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Posted: 11/30/2012 10:23:47 AM
Weather-permitting (and obviously a better choice for the summer months), I loved taking my laptop outside to scrap at the patio table. Sure, still sitting down, but the change of scenery made it different somehow.

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