New Year Challenges – January 2016 (5 Challenges + 1 Printable!)

Hi, guys! So we’re not quite on the final day of 2015 (unlike when I posted something similar last year…) but it’s time again to start thinking about gearing up for our new year.

As I’m sure you’ve all realised, I’m a big fan of language challenges, and as we go into a new year, other people really seem to get into them too. So here’s my collection of language challenges that I’ve seen (and will probably take part in) during at least January 2016. If you know of any more, please let me know! I’ve done some googling, but I’m probably missing one or two.

Challenge Yourself Jan 2016

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GCSE German #002: 5 Ways to Beat Procrastination (And Keep Yourself On Track!)

Well, it’s Monday again! Everyone had a good day at work/school/wherever? Yes? Good.

So today we go onto the second post in my GCSE German series…

5 Ways to Beat Procrastination!

GCSE German 002

This post is going to be a little more general than the ones I plan on writing in the future, because let’s face it, if you’re doing your GCSEs, it’s only two weeks since you were on your summer holiday aaaand because I think this is a really good place to start.

Let me just talk about me and procrastination for a second: I am a chronic procrastinator. Case in point: I spent all of my final year of uni working hard (procrastinating harder) and kept promising myself ‘this summer I’ll study so many languages’, ‘this summer I’ll read so many books’, ‘this summer I’ll start writing again’… What happened when the summer came around? Nothing. I went to work, I came home, I lounged around and watched Netflix. It’s an easy cycle to drop into – and it’s even easier when it’s not stuff you really want to do.

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