003: How can I stay motivated in my language learning?

<p>In today’s episode we feature a question from Adam: “How can I get back on the horse and keep myself motivated after a bad week of learning?”</p>
<p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>In this episode:</strong></span></p>
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<li>What does it mean to “fall behind” in your language learning?</li>
<li>Are your expectations realistic?</li>
<li>Does it matter if you don’t study for a week?</li>
<li>Whenever you find yourself getting frustrated, try being kind to yourself</li>
<li>Whenever you find yourself getting frustrated, try being kinder to yourself.</li>
<li>You can’t control how much you learn</li>
<li>Learning is not linear</li>
<li>Why taking a break can be a good thing</li>
</ul>
<p>Some specific tactics for staying motivated:</p>
<ul>
<li>Make sure you have a schedule and routine</li>
<li>Do something different, add some variety to your routine</li>
</ul>
<p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Today’s quote:</strong></span></p>
<p>“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”</p>
<p>   – Winston Churchill</p>
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