Hi everyone! New month, new language goals :)
As I expected, February was a month mostly full of paperwork and diverse compulsory things which aren’t exciting enough to be mentioned here. Good that I had quite a light list for February - which means that it is almost clear by now - yeah for setting reachable goals 🙂. Let’s move on to the:
🇪🇸🇵🇹 Spanish and Portuguese
At least one conversation in each language. - I had two conversations with my portuguese partner. Unfortunately my Spanish partner doesn’t have time for the exchange anymore and I’ll have to find another one.
Deal with all the German paperwork. - I’d say it’s mostly dealt with, thanks to my wife who has been doing an awesome work and has helped me a lot with it.
💡 Productivity and routine
Organize my life to be more travel friendly. Experiment with meditation and minimalism. - This is in progress. I have made a lot of progress in decluttering and living with less stuff around me. I still have a lot of stuff and I don’t think I’ll ever be a minimalist but I enjoy living in a space which is not crammed, even if it is very small.
Keep tweaking the routine to reach a consistently productive pace. - Also in progress. We have entirely reorganized our rooms and I now have a dedicated office space. It helps. I am not quite satisfied with my productivity level yet, but the morning routine and regular practice of yoga and meditation do help a lot.
Meditating almost daily helps me be more grounded and have more clarity. It’s a lot of impact for just about five minutes spent in meditation. Paradoxically it makes me feel less productive. I guess it’s because I’m less busy and I don’t yet fully understand the difference between busy and productive. I’m curious to see how this will evolve in the coming weeks.
Now, let’s set my
Goals for March 2017
In March, I have quite a lot on my plate again. I am preparing my first e-course, and although I wanted it to be very small, it is progressively turning into a monster - the more I work on it, the longer the to-do list gets. I hope to finish it in March nonetheless so this is going to be my number one priority.
Here are some language goals nonetheless, with a lower priority:
Have at least one conversation with my language partner.
Ideally find a new partner, if possible.
Try and watch at least one movie in French with my wife.
Live in Germany?
I still want to make it to C1 by the end of the year but at the moment I can’t really focus on this kind of long term goal. If I find an activity that helps my German, I’ll grab it, but no pressure.
💡 Productivity and routine
Keep experimenting and tweaking the routine.
That’s it for this month.
I wish you a good March full of language learning. What are your goals?
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