Open Thread: How Do You Stay Sharp?

Sharp ScissorsLearning is one of those things that’s almost always critical to your success — especially as a freelancer.

From keeping up with new programming standards, to following the latest design trends, we all need to stay sharp in order to be competitive and provide valuable services to our clients.

It takes time though, all of that learning, and sometimes it’s a lot of time and often it’s hard to fit in. Also, it’s not like we have all of the needed resources at our fingertips (at least not always).

So, this week’s open thread is three-pronged:

How do you stay sharp?

How do you fit learning into your schedule?

Where do you find the best learning resources?

(we’ll continue in the comments…)