Have a day off.

This post is going to be really short. Because you need a rest. Research shows again and again that our brains need rest, holidays and vacations in order to process memories, work out problems, refresh and become more motivated.

In one study from Harvard Business School, researchers tracked the habits of employees from a consulting company. Over four years they insisted employees took time off, even when they thought they should be working. One team took a week-day off, another team took a guaranteed evening off every week.

After five months employees experimenting with deliberate periodic rest were more satisfied with their jobs, more likely to envision a long-term future at the company, more content with their work–life balance and prouder of their accomplishments.

What does it mean? Everyone was happier with their lives and their jobs when they have regular rest time.

So for language study too, you need time to process those memories, for your brain to make sub-conscious links and for you to remember why you’re doing this in the first place.

Now go have a rest.



Published by Abbie

English teacher, coach and writer. Helping English learners and teachers get more confident in their skills.

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