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Saturday, 3 December 2016


Currently I’m juggling 10 languages. Naturally, I can only do one at a time (or two if ‘doubling up’ listening and reading). However, I have a tendency to fret about the rest while trying to focus on one. This makes it difficult to relax.

I’ll prevent that by rolling dice.

Rolling a die twice, there are 36 outcomes. I’ll tag each outcome to a language. Each I allocate a different weighting—from English, which only gets 1, up to Japanese, which gets 7. Each month I’ll readjust.

In a notebook on separate pages I specify what I’m going with each.

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