How to find the motivation for learning
Learning languages is usually something we pursue on our own. Nonetheless there are times when we lack motivation. Sometimes we get too busy and learning languages seems to have the lowest priority. In times like these remember the tips below.
Think of the benefits
There are so many benefits to learning a language, that when you think of them it’s actually hard to lose your motivation. Some of these benefits include: developing cognitive skills, exercising your brain, increasing your chances of employment and then promotion, making travel easier and more enjoyable, if you learn one language it is easier to learn another one, languages make you more open to the world, you can enjoy international movies, music and literature.
Keep in mind why you started
You’ve probably been learning languages for a while and now you might have lost your motivation. But remember why you started. What stood behind that decision? Go back to the start and enjoy the learning process once again.
Don’t forget it’s fun!
Sometimes people focus too much on grammar and books, which are of course very helpful and informative, but tend to get tiring and boring with time. Don’t give up on books altogether, but take some time apart from them and enjoy other aspects of a language. Such as movies, music, magazines and novels, which can still help you learn, but are more entertaining.
Take a break
There are times when things get too intense, you have too much to deal with. Learning comes hard in such moments, so it’s a perfect time to take a break. Do something relaxing, take a walk clear your head. Take some time off, even a few days! Once you get back to learning you will see how easily it will come.
When you just can’t get yourself motivated on your own seek help from your friends or your study group. There’s nothing like a little competition to help out with motivation. Competitiveness comes naturally so there’s not much you have to do except surround yourself by people who are learning languages.
Once you surround yourself with people who are learning languages, you can find that their passion for it can inspire you and boost your motivation. So when in doubt engage yourself in conversation with people who are still going strong and you will quickly join them.
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