The title is a bit vague but here’s the situation.
I knew some kanji (N5 Kanji + some) before starting WaniKani 10 days ago. Because of that, I find it quite easy (I just reached level 3 though.) It’s so addicting because I get almost everything right (98–99% accuracy) and I’ve been spending 1–2 h on WaniKani everyday + extra time in the forums.
The problem is that this probably isn’t a recipe for long term success. Right now we’re in semi-quarantine and I have tons of free time. I got back into learning Japanese and I’m just so excited because I can see the progress and reading even the simplest of sentences feels so rewarding.
But I know I can’t keep up this level of enthusiasm for years and sooner than later I’ll have to go back to the real world; work, go outside, learn other things and generally live.
I’m the kind of person who gets really motivated, gets lots done in a very short amount of time and then just gets interested in something entirely different and the cycle goes on. I don’t want Japanese to be like that for me. I want to speak the language, read manga, watch anime, participate in discussions in Japanese online and generally use the language.
So I was wondering what more experienced members think about this and what kind of schedule you’ve built.
I also study grammar (YouTube videos by Cure Dolly + Human Japanese) but I’ve realized I spend a lot less time on grammar because I’m so hooked on WaniKani!