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What I leaned after I gave up my streak, took a break, and came back

psifish
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Hi All,

For those with really good memories, you may remember my post about my 436 day streak coming to an end. I had a nice break. On one occasion I was able to use my Duolingo acquired French skills to sort out the problem with my bus ticket so that I could catch my flight in Lyon. Whew!

Now I'm back at Duolingo, working toward my Esperanto golden owl. I learned a couple of things that I wanted to share with you all.

First, Duolingo is a stabilizing influence in my life. Getting my 30 XP a day is a refreshing break from everything else. It's a few minutes of tranquility. My work and family are awesome, but it's nice to get a way a little each day.

Second, I find that doing exactly 30 XP a day is a good routine. Before I would have days where I would do more than 100 XP in a day, and then later in the week I would struggle to meet my minimum goal. However, by doing exactly 30 XP a day, I have broken the manic -> lack of motivation -> manic -> ... cycle. Now, I have very few days where I lack motivation. The hardest part was not doing 40 XP on days where I was on fire.

It's good to be back. Keep up the Duolingoing, my friends.

Psifish.

P.S. The Esperanto course is awesome.

2 years ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GrandaUrso

Esperanto estas la pli bona lingvo ;) Bon┼Łanco!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
mizinamo
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I think you meant "la plej bona lingvo" (the best language) rather than "la pli bona lingvo" (the better language).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrandaUrso

I did mean the best language indeed, I'm still learning when it's appropriate to use plej and sometimes the -j at the end throws me off. Thank you for taking the time to guide me. =)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Marcusfrancee

Great info! Little things like this help. Thanks for sharing with us. Good luck with Esperanto!!

2 years ago