I love hearing people say..I don’t have the time when they have no wife or kids or complain about being tired. As you can imagine my life is pretty busy I have a full time job, a wife, two children and train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu too. There are many times I think why didn’t I use all the free time I had when I was young, single and nothing to do with my time. But hey, that’s life!
So, where do I get the time?
I make the time available for little tasks. I looked at my daily routine and think I don’t want to sacrifice any time with my family. A great time to have Arabic lessons is on a Friday at lunch as I get an hour lunch break and Friday is also a day off in the Middle East. An hour or so is a great amount of time for an Arabic lesson.
For small tasks like Anki flash cards… Well I use my bathroom breaks for that or if I have five minutes spare. It usually only takes seven minutes to blast through 60/70 cards. These flash cards are an integral part of my learning.
For immersion and listening to audio clips I use the drive to and from work. This is usually 30/40 minutes.
For language exchange I also use my lunch breaks and a small time after work for the smaller sessions around 15/20 minutes.
All of these little tasks make up a large amount of work. All the tasks add up to the bigger picture.
For Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we’ll that’s another story 🙂