Do you know Debbie Millman? She is an American writer, educator, artist, and designer who is perhaps best known as the host of the Design Observer podcast ‘Design Matters’.
She also wrote how to overcome creative block. And, as we have said many times, we believe learning a new language is a creative process, so this applies to all of you.
If you are finding it hard to learn your English lessons, try these steps:
1. Get enough sleep! Sleep is the best (and easiest) creative aphrodisiac.
2. Read as much as you can, particularly classics. If a master of words can’t inspire you, see number 3.
3. Color code your library. That is fun, and you will realize how many great books you have that you haven’t read yet.
4. More sleep! You can never get enough.
5. Force yourself to procrastinate! Works every time.
6. Look at the work of Tibor Kalman, Marian Bantjes, Jessice Hische, Cristoph Niemann and Paul Sahre.
7. Weep. And then weep some more.
8. Surf the web. Write inane tweets. Check out your hih school friends on Facebook. Feel smug.
9. Watch Law&Order: SVU marathons. Revel in the ferocious beauty of Olivia Benson.
10. Remember how L-U-C-K-Y you are to be a creative person to begin with and quit your bellyaching. Get to work now!
So, to summarize: sleep, allow yourself time to relax and have fun and then remember how lucky you are to be learning a new language and GO STUDY.