My life is a mess right now, WaniKani was one of things that was effected by this disorganization. Therefore, I’m worried and I’m afraid I don’t find motivation on doing reviews anymore.
First of all, I got sick for about a week and this made my reviews stack on 200 reviews per day(average). Due to the disease I couldn’t proceed doing the reviews because I was feeling tired and overwhelmed by it.
Now I’m almost 100% recovered but I’m used to procrastinating and choosing anything instead of studying!!! maybe I’m using the disease as an excuse, but, anyways, I don’t like it and I’m trying to change…
Personally I’m just not in any rush, I don’t live in Japan, and I’m doing this just for kicks. I think trying to go faster would increase the chance of a burnout. Everyone’s situation is different I suppose.
I prefer ripping off the band-aid, but it’s fine to just do what you can and slow down a bit. Just do yourself a favor and visit https://www.wkstats.com/ and look at all those pretty stats. You’ve probably done tens of thousands of reviews by now. Makes the current review pile seem a bit small, right? Like I said, do what you can and it’ll even out a bit. You’ve already made it past the major dropout points for new users, I’m sure you’ll be fine in the long run. Just keep at it piece by piece.
If you’re finding it hard to concentrate I’d recommend sticking to 25 minute long review sessions (at the longest) until you’re feeling better. Edit: I had some issues in the past and my therapist recommended doing 10 minute sessions of whatever I was doing to start. Highly recommend keeping it simple and light.
Buy a calendar. Nail it to your wall. Every day you you do at least 100 reviews or until none are left, put a big red X through that day. Every day you finish all your reviews that are due, treat yourself to something special.
Stop doing lessons until you have a nice long streak of X’s. Once you have one about two or three weeks long, you’ll have formed a habit.
It depends on what disease you had. Sometimes it takes a while for the body to recover even if you don’t have symptoms anymore.
If you didn’t feel overwhelmed by the reviews before maybe the best thing is to go on vacation mode for a while and start again when you are really recovered.