Have you ever thought about where all this undefined amount of time between obligations and free-time activities goes?
Time is money, now maybe more than ever. Our days are filled with important (and less important) activities.
Smartphones in particular are with us everywhere. A tablet is easier to pick up than a book, and computers are constantly in standby mode.
Smart devices are here to stay, but every one of us can decide how to use them in a smart way.
Think about this for a minute:
In three months there are approximately
- 90 days
- 2 160 hours
- 129 600 minutes
- 7 776 000 seconds.
If you use your smartphone for 2 hours per day, that means 180 hours in three months. That is equivalent to 7,5 days.
What if you used a quarter of those 180 hours – that is, 45 hours – to learn a new language?
45 hours in three months means 45 minutes of exercising five days a week. 45 minutes go by very quickly, as you probably fiddle with your phone anyway whenever you have a spare moment.
Instead of wasting this time on random things, you could be learning a new language!
Think carefully about how you want to spend your time. What is important to you? What do you want to accomplish?
P.S. If you feel like you can’t invest 45 minutes five times a week in learning a language, less than that is still much better than nothing. For example, 30 minutes of exercising three days a week brings remarkable progress in six months.
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