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It’s Okay To Take A Break From Studying

Posted July 8th, 2011 by Kimberly in Learning Japanese

Hey there everyone. How is your Japanese coming along lately?

I am here to remind everyone, that it is okay to take a break from studying every once and awhile. It’s good to be able to relax and not worry about, well anything.

After all, you’re only human.

I find that when I go a few weeks of studying without any breaks, I feel a little overwhelmed; especially when you also have other things you need to have energy for in your life like work, a social life, a relationship, a family etc.

It’s summer! So, take a few days off to unwind, relax, get re-focused and then jump right back into your studies.

Do not take too much of a break because it may have you forget some of the material that you have worked hard on before you took a break.

I would also recommend that you do a quick, small review every day. Even if it is only 15 minutes every day. This will help maintain your current Japanese level until you get back into longer study sessions.

Of course, you can keep studying everyday for long periods, but just remember for every hour of study, it is recommended that you take at least a 15 to 20 minute break in-between to recharge your energy to keep going.

Get out there and enjoy the nice weather while you can!

Anyone planning on going to Japan for summer vacation? Share some travel stories or let us know how your studies are coming along. We would like to hear from you!

See you all next week, where I talk about starting your own language exchange club!

Mata ne! (See you!)

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