I did it.
I took a one-week lesson break, solely focusing on nailing reviews and obliterating leeches.
Thought I’d let you guys know. Here’s what happened:
I feel less burnt out! Being able to get close and personal with those icky leeches was a huge help. There were tons of leeches I dreaded and thought were insanely hard (looking at you, Level 14) but really all I needed to do was to look closer. None of this could have been done without the trusty Leech Trainer Script.
If I’m honest, I slacked the first 2 days. I didn’t even touch WaniKani. To be honest, it was sort of refreshing!
My accuracy also went down during the process. Although I don’t see this as a bad thing, by taking a break and focusing on mastering what I already knew I felt more confident and made mistakes or “dares” that otherwise I wouldn’t have, and on the long road that let me nail down some slippery reviews.
I’m feeling willing to do more Lessons. If I had to make an analogy, I’d say my “mental RAM” freed up a lot of space. It felt way smoother to do Lessons in a more relaxed, confident and rested manner.
Do I plan to do this again in the future? Hell yes. It really helped me to easen up, let go some pressure, and get ready for whats to come. I feel it’s healthier for my overall WaniKani road to take these pit stops. Perhaps I’ll do it when I’m level 40?
Thanks for the support guys, all of you rock.