Woop! March is already over? I didn’t see that one coming. This month I have spent most of my time preparing a course about how to find time to learn a language, which is quite ironical ;-)
I still managed to get some language learning under my belt, so I’m quite proud of myself.
Let’s jump to the
March language learning review
Number one priority: Finish my first e-course.
Done! It’s called Let’s find time for language learning, it’s here, and it’s awesome.
Also there is a 75% early bird discount until April 22nd, if you’re interested.
Have at least one conversation with my language partner. - Totally didn’t happen. We were both too busy.
Ideally find a new partner, if possible. Didn’t happen either.
Live in Germany. - Yep, did that. Also I watched the German version of Bienvenue chez les Chti’s with my wife. The movie is awesome, the German dubbing is awesome and I figured it would be easier and funnier for her than trying to follow the French one, with the dialect and all.
Keep reading. - I mostly read in French this month, but I started reading Getting Things Done by David Allen.
Watch at least one movie in French with my wife. - Done: We watched Supercondriaque by Dany Boon. It’s hilarious, I highly recommend it. Also I went to the library, got a bunch of French books and read those four and a half.
Productivity and routine
Keep experimenting and tweaking the routine. - I made a lot of progress. I now have a morning routine which is quite automatic. Getting up - 5 minutes yoga - Go for a walk - occasionally do some meditation outside (I’d like to make this one more automatic) - show up at my desk at 8 and tackle my main goal of the day (unless I have a lesson at 8 but it’s quite rare).
Goals for April 2017
Now that I finished the e-course which has eaten up all my brainspace over the past few weeks, I have made a braindump of everything I want to/have to/ should do, and it scared the hell out of me. It’s a full A4 page of hand-writing plus some post-its glued at the bottom. And I’m sure I forgot some stuff. I still have to prioritize this whole list to make it look less like a monster and more like a series of things I can do.
Since I’m super late on publishing my goals this month (sorry about that!) and I don’t really want to delay it any further, I’m going to write some very vague goals now and I guess they will become more specific as the month goes.
Spanish + Portuguese + German
My main goals for those in April+May is to get ready for the Polyglot Gathering. I just don’t want to be searching my brain for words over there. I intend to make a plan to raise my level in April and to execute the said plan in May.
More books to read. Also keep the couple of movie nights up.
Finish reading Getting Things Done.
Productivity & Routine
- Keep my morning routine up
- Come up with an evening routine
- Reach a point where I meditate everyday.
- Make exercising more than 5 minutes a day a priority again.
- Master the Getting things done framework for productivity.
- Start consistently using the framework described in this video for setting new habits.
That’s it for this month.
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