Hi hi During my early WaniKani days I used the first book of Minna no Nihongo. Completed it. Was keeping up with vocab decks too, as well as using Bunpro obsessively. Almost completed N4.
I burnt out. Kept up with WK but eliminated everything else during a very stressful time in my life in terms of my education. I’m now at a point where whenever I try to return to things like vocab decks (on any site: be that Anki, Torii, Mochi, Jpdb, or Bunpro’s vocabulary routes) I feel a lot of anxiety and honestly disgust from relentless nights of draining my mental health over keeping up with vocabulary, grammar and kanji reviews all at once on top of hard healthcare courses.
I was excited when WK mentioned incorporating kana-only vocabularies into the site, but it’s going to be a looong time before I start to see anything I don’t already know. I do not want to use a core deck. I cannot handle brute force memorising vocabulary anymore. It makes me feel sick. – mnumonics work for me when they’re kana-only. But I’m uncreative.
I know I can’t stay away from grammar any longer after all I’ve forgotten, I need to get over my disdain to studying and at least turtle my way through Bunpro again.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? Experienced something similar? Tips?
(I don’t watch anime or read manga. I know, a shocker. But trust me I’ve tried really hard. Getting into beginner level books is hard for that reason, and I also simply don’t want to put vocab into SRS decks anymore. )