Given that it takes from 21 to 66 days to lock in a new habit, it’s early days and a bit premature to start celebrating my new routine of listening and reading to a foreign language last thing at the end of the day. Still, I did remember Day 1.
And I made an interesting observation.
Reading over something that I’ve copied out is different to reading the printed page. I don’t mean the neatness—though there is that. The difference is that you somehow feel obliged to remember, or feel the duty to remember, words that you yourself copied.