When starting out being a designer we are not told of the importance of designing often. But you may or may not have been told that you need to do it often. Many times it is easy to see in someones work quality. The same thing can be said in just about any profession.
After listening to the audiobook from Robert Greene called Mastery, I learned a lot about the discipline and dedication many people have to become masters of their craft. One of the many amazing examples was Leonard da vinci. I was blown away when they said that Leonardo never went to art school or was ever taught about art.
I’m not sure if you have heard about the 10,000 hour rule to become a master of your craft. Instead of working for 8 hours not really getting anything done. You could dedicate at least 2 solid hours a day of working. So that means every single day of the week.
If you have something that you want to design start today doing it. You can say I don’t have time or whatever but that is the excuse that many people use. But if you start you’ll be glad you did a year from now.