I just decided to do something this week to ‘celebrate’ that I’m lvl 31 and therefore entering Hell now, and was wondering if anyone else had done it.
To be specific, I’ve decided to stop leveling or learning anything new via WK for a few weeks.
My reasons? Well, over the past 30ish weeks (more like 28) I’ve been studying nonstop. Ever since I started I’ve at most taken a week to complete a level, with a few levels taking about half as much. As a result, I’m facing two issues:
There are some kanji and vocabulary items that I can’t seem to learn. They consistently go back to apprentice because I forget them, or their readings, quite quickly, and
I’m constantly bombarded with reviews. Even today, four days after refusing to start working on lvl 31 for my own sanity (I’ve been leveling up every Saturday night), I was greeted with 150 reviews when I woke up in the morning.
This situation, particularly number 2, has me quite burned out of WK because it feels like I’ve been spending far too long on WK lately (And I have, I average about 2hr/day on reviews), which has left me less time than I would like to study with books and progress with grammar. So for the next 2-4 weeks I’ve decided to just ignore the “New lessons” button and instead focus on learning some of those apparent leeches I can’t ignore and flushing out the apprentice/guru piles in order to reduce my weekly reviews to a more manageable size.
Has anyone done this? I hear of people going on vacation, but this isn’t the same as I’m still reviewing daily (And as of this writing I have over 900 reviews for the next week… ugh), so I’m wondering if I’m the only one who has at some point decided they need a break from new stuff in order to focus on older things (and in order to stop having so many reviews 24/7). So what’s your experience? Anyone else taking a week or two off from new items every now and then, or is everyone else soldiering through a constant influx of reviews?