To learn a language optimally, you need a solution. And this solution should consist of regular learning, because the more often you repeat your material or learn new things, the better you will become in your learning language.
Of course, you won’t have the same amount of time every day to complete all your tasks, but even with a few minutes you can repeat your vocabulary or read a short article in your favourite newspaper. You are the deciding factor for this. Because you have to decide for yourself how important it is for you to learn this one language and how much you are willing to invest for it.
It’s best to answer questions like “Can you spend a few minutes on a stressful day?” to find out how important it is for you to learn every day.
How do you manage daily learning?
Learning every day: We recommend a learning plan in which your learning is precisely structured. You can create this plan at the beginning and then adjust it over time. With a learning plan you should make sure that you define all tasks as precisely as possible and that you have chosen the right times. It is also important to look at your everyday life. For example, if you don’t come home until 7 p.m. on Mondays, you should plan less for this day than for others.
Of course, you decide how much you want to plan per day and how much time you can spend. Because even if you learn daily, fun should still be in the foreground and learning should not cause stress for you.
You can also choose a task that will be done every day – and by that I mean every day. It doesn’t matter if you have a lot or little time, are on holiday or at home or if the world is about to end. For me this task is the following: Repeat vocabulary. Usually it only takes a few minutes, but it’s still effective and I’ve done something for the language despite not having much time.
In addition, you can set a time limit for your “Every-Day-Task”. With me, for example, this is before breakfast. Because no matter how little time I have, I first do my vocabulary and then have breakfast. If necessary, I get up a few minutes earlier.
What do you do when you don’t have time for a day?
Of course, it can happen always and then that nothing really works on one day. Maybe you’re sick or at a wedding or have to prepare a children’s birthday party. That’s part of your life. Taking a break or a day off can even be very helpful, because you can recharge your batteries and start the next day with new energy.
But if you’re the guy who has a guilty conscience about yourself afterwards, or if you really want to learn every day, try to do your job on those days as well. You can do this by, for example, getting up 15 minutes earlier or delegating tasks to others.
It is important to always keep in mind: If you want, you can do it!
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