Let’s get straight to the point:
There’s no ideal fixed amount of daily time you should spend on your language learning.
There is a right amount, though.
While it’s sometimes a good idea to schedule a fixed amount of daily language learning time, I now believe you won’t optimize your language learning time this way.
Not all days are created equal, and thus, the time you spend learning each day should take that into account.
An often used phrase that describes the time you have but don’t use:
Commuting to work, waiting in line, looking at stupid images on Facebook with even more stupid texts — that are always only partially true — or just watching recipe YouTube videos you never end up cooking anyway.
It’s all time you could use for language learning activities.
Some people are like robots.
They set out to do goal achieving activities every day, and they follow through on them without fail.
Day after day, they show up to get one day closer to whatever their end goal is.
They get things done….and they’re going places, while screw ups like you and me (yeah, I’m talking to you) can’t get adelante.
Don’t those people make you sick?
They used to make my stomach feel like a bag of bricks, and me like a total screw up.
I stick to my schedule now. Even though it’s a very flexible one.
Here’s how I do it: