Today I’ll share my seventh tip for how to stay motivated to learn English, and that is:
Plan For Breaks, But Also Plan To Come Back
Some English learners are too hard on themselves – in other words, they have VERY high expectations for themselves and they never take a break. They feel like they must study every day, and if they miss a day, then they feel like a failure.
Of course I recommend studying English as often as possible – it’s especially good if you can make it part of your daily routine and habits. But we all need breaks!
If you have a very busy day, it’s OK to skip your studying – just make sure to come back to it the next day. If you’re going on vacation for a week, it’s OK not to look at English. Relax and enjoy your vacation, then resume your studies afterwards.
The key is always to come back to English – don’t let yourself get so busy that you forget to study for weeks and months. If you have a busy season at work or school, try studying only once a week instead of trying and failing every day. Find a rhythm that works for your lifestyle, and then be flexible enough to adjust it when necessary.
It’s normal to take breaks from studying and then come back… and that’s why, when you join one of my courses at Espresso English, you’ll get permanent access to the lessons!
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OK, that’s all for today! Remember, if you take a break from learning English, don’t let the break go on forever, or for a very long time. Instead, make a plan to come back so that you don’t lose your motivation. See you in the next video.