I’ve been on a data binge. Like Johnny 5 from the movie “Short Circuit”, I was furiously gathering new input. Then I woke up Sunday and suddenly, I had the Hangul Headache and couldn’t focus to add even one more fact into my brain.
I realized I needed time to consolidate and absorb what I have been studying. All I wanted to do was organize and review.
What I actually did was reorder my bookshelf.
Turns out, I needed to file away things I am not working on to make room for focusing on learning Korean.
Can your learning benefit from a day of organizing your work area?
Remove anything distracting like unread magazines, books about last year’s hobby, that half finished craft project, a stack of paperwork waiting to be filed, all those things that drain away your energy and leave you feeling guilty. All those things that pull you away from the task at hand, which is studying efficiently.
Review everything I have learned
I need another day to consolidate. I want to review everything I have learned so far in Korean Digital Academy. I want to rewrite my notes, rewatch the videos, and retake the quizzes.
I want to play with felt, crayons, index cards, color forms, and paper. I’m thinking about sentences, patterns, grammar with some ideas I want to play with until I understand them without the burden of listening to audio, creating LingQ lessons, learning new vocabulary, making Memrise decks and mems, or watching new videos with even more things to learn.
One more day of no new input. It is the breather I need at this stage in my learning.