Tuesday, 7 March 2017


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.

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