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How can behavioral hacks help you learn Spanish?
Creating a new habit is much more than just repeating a task many times until you don’t even notice it. It is a cornerstone to achieve something more significant. Have you tried learning Spanish before to no avail? Does it seem like a daunting, unattainable goal to reach no matter how hard you try? Like Sisyphus trying to push that boulder up a hill? Learning any language doesn’t have to be a Sisyphean task. It can be easy, fun, and attainable by learning a few simple tricks that don’t just build a new habit, but actually create long-lasting behavior change.
How can changing your behavior help you learn Spanish?
As James Clear states “Research shows willpower is like a muscle. It gets fatigued as you use it throughout the day. Another way to think of this is that your motivation ebbs and flows”. To put this even more simply: keep it simple! Don’t try to overdo things. Try not to rely on willpower — it can lead to failure. Instead, start with tiny habits that don’t rely on willpower to achieve success… which brings us to a few behavioral hacks.
Behavioral hacks to help you learn a language and better your life
- Create tiny habits not large ones
Instead of learning an entire 30-minute yoga flow, learn a new pose a day. Rather than reading an entire personal improvement book, read a quick snippet every morning online. Learning a language like Spanish is no different. Start small, like 10 minutes a day small. Doing this will get better results than you could imagine.
- Slowly increase the difficulty over time
As you start getting used to the tiny habit you’ve created, you’ll naturally be ready to take on more. Reassess and try to improve by just 1% each day. Taking small steps like this with any habit works wonders, but applying them to language learning yields impressive results in a short time.
- Set intermediate goals
It’s important to set goals you can accomplish in a slightly longer period of time too. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t immediately become fluent in Spanish. Intermediate goals will help you recognize the progress you’re making and give you confidence that your fluency will improve as long as you continue down your path.
- Don’t focus solely on the outcome
Many times, we only look at the outcome, like getting a set of abs, or being able to speak Spanish on vacation with no accent. Don’t get overwhelmed by a seemingly impossible goal. Remember that the journey itself is important and enjoyable. When learning a language, there will always be something to improve, but by focusing on the journey you’ll have a much better time, and you’ll likely surprise yourself with how much you can get from a conversation, even if your Spanish isn’t perfect.
On your way to mastering Spanish
As you become accustomed to building new habits it becomes progressively easier to create more and more. This will help you along your journey to learning a new language and with personal growth. As Erin Eatough, PhD says in this article Building Good Habits in Your Life. “To build better habits, you should shape your environment in a positive way and take it one step at a time”.
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How can just 10 minutes a day change your life?
USA Today published an article that explains how exercising just 10 minutes of exercise a day could save your life. This study explains how 10 minutes of daily, moderate to vigorous physical activity can dramatically change your health and change your life. This same 10-minute-a-day approach can also be applied to learning a language, losing weight, or any goal that points you in the direction of change.
Relating this to new habits works like this: it’s possible to rethink the way you develop new habits in the first place. If you have tried doing something in the past like committing to regular exercise or learning a language but it just didn’t work, then it’s not about you; it’s about your system.
Reconsidering your system represents a paradigm shift necessary if your previous attempts only worked for a short time and then let you down. This is specifically why we combine personalized Spanish tutoring with the power of behavioral science to help you not only with the language itself but also with what has been keeping you from learning it all this time.
So above are a few ways you can learn using some simple behavioral hacks that will get you started on the right track to truly mastering a language like Spanish.
But these are only some of the ways that will help you learn Spanish. At LalTal, we’ve identified an entire system of behavioral hacks that make it simple to master Spanish and become fluent. Do you want to learn our entire science-based system that will help you learn spanish?
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