How to build habits?
Feeling of satisfaction
Fun exercises/games/vidoes can be reward
Set aside a specific time every day/practice at the same time
Morning is a great time because YOU'RE in control
No matter who busy your day gets, you've already got your core language time done.
E.g. 15 minutes of listening while eating breakfast. 1 hour of study before starting work, etc.
Build on habits you already have
Habits are NOTORIOUSLY hard break. It's almost impossible. Instead replace a bad habit with a good one
Basic explanation of the science of habits
Create triggers you can use to help build a LL habit.
Don't forget to add a reward!
One of the most
parts of language learning, but also one of the most
Building habits is hard
Finding the willpower everyday is hard
Why habits are so powerful?
The remove willpower from the equation
You don't think about doing, you just DO.
Why is it difficult?
Often relies on willpower
Willpower doesn't work in the long-term
Can work in the short-term
Turn practicing into a
Result: Learning becomes much easier and you make more progress