Julian Northbrook sends daily email tips for speaking better English – Click the button on the right, sign up, and you'll get a new email every day packed with ideas and tips for speaking better English.

__CONFIG_colors_palette__{"active_palette":0,"config":{"colors":{"62516":{"name":"Main Accent","parent":-1}},"gradients":[]},"palettes":[{"name":"Default Palette","value":{"colors":{"62516":{"val":"var(--tcb-skin-color-0)"}},"gradients":[]}}]}__CONFIG_colors_palette__
Subscribe to Daily Email Tips
Filed Under: Habits, Learning English

What are some small tweaks you can make to your routine to make sure English happens?

December 16, 2020

By Dr Julian Northbrook

A lot of people struggle to turn up every day and get their English study done — and you’re probably one of them.

But often, all it takes is a few tweaks to your habits and routine.

It’s much better for me to go running in the morning.

It gives me more energy throughout the day, most of my good ideas come while running, and I end up sleeping better at night if I run early.

But you know what it’s like.

You get up, make a coffee then the computer goes on. Before you know it you’re checking emails and then something else comes along, and you end up going straight into work (or whatever else) and the running—or English study—gets left until later.

For me, there was a simple solution.

I sleep in nothing but a t-shirt and my pants (stop thinking about it) and when I get up, it’s bloody cold.

So now I get dressed straight into my running stuff.

I’m still not going to go out until I’ve had my coffee and checked my emails. But it’s much harder to forget to go out running completely when you’re already dressed for running… and so it happens, consistently, every morning.

It’s all down to habits.

One action—putting on running clothes—naturally leads into another — actually doing out running.

What are some small tweaks you can make to your routine to make sure English happens?

Think about it.

Now, the next question is what are you going to do in that time? And what is the optimal, most effective way to set up your routine?

That’s what we’ll do in MEFA.

If you want a place I recommend you add yourself to the waiting list:

https://doingenglish.com/MEFA

Best,
Dr Julian Northbrook


More Shizzle on the Blog: