Hey guys, I’ve been using Wanikani since last summer and I absolutely love it. I’m just wondering how I can best approach it going forward so I don’t fall off again and get discouraged.
Here’s the situation: I’ll let my reviews pile up a bit when life gets busy, then one day I’ll sit down and go through the 457 left in the queue and feel quite accomplished. lol Then, I’m staring down 100+ new lessons. However, while reviews are easy for me usually to get done, looking at a mountain of lessons makes me feel uneasy. This is because I like to sit down with a notebook and clear a block of time to do new lessons, so that I can draw diagrams, really focus on burning in mnemonics, and take my time learning new content.
The problem is, when I’m going through my day I often don’t feel in the right headspace to learn a bunch of new content, and so I end up pushing it off over and over, and then before I know it, my reviews have piled up while I’m waiting for the “perfect time” to learn all these new lessons.
So, my NEW idea is to set an hour every morning, first thing, to do Wanikani, everyday, 7 days a week.
My big question to you guys is, should I say “this hour is for new lessons only” and only do New Lessons in that hour unless new lessons are at 0? Or should I make it a “this hour is split and the first 30 mins will be lessons and the 2nd 30 mins will be reviews”, unless one or the other is at 0, kinda thing?
Either that, or whatever idea you guys have that has helped you stay consistent would be super helpful. I’m a lifetime member and my goal is to complete to level 60.
Also, my Japanese speaking is way more advanced than my wk level, I’m intermediate/conversational and have been speaking for 15+ years.