A few weeks ago I had dinner with a Dutch friend.
It was one of those long summer nights where it stays light and warm till late.
We sat outside and talked and watched the neighborhood walk by.
Then at the end, we said goodbye, and I added, “Nice knowing you.”
Why did I say that?
Did we have an argument?
Was he moving?
Did the doctor tell him he’s got a week to live?
No, nothing like that.
It was because his wife was about to have a baby.
And you know what that means…
Kids. Work. Life.
You want to spend time with English, but things get in the way.
What to do?
One Vitamin V reader wrote to me recently and asked: Any tips for a working mother with almost no free time?
Here’s a crazy idea.
English takes time and focus.
If you have neither now, then maybe now’s not a good time for English.
But if you don’t like that answer…
If you MUST get better English now for a better life…
AND you’re super busy…
Then here are some more crazy ideas for you.
CRAZY IDEAS #2, #3, #4
Quit Internet Abuse: Checking email first thing in the morning… constantly looking at business stats, the weather, the news, stock reports… searching for updates on Facebook, Twitter, Insta-Snap-Tok-Whatever till late at night…
Not only does internet abuse make you unhappy and destroy your ability to focus, it’s a huge time thief.
As an experiment, stop all of it for one week and you’ll be surprised by how much time you suddenly have.
Wake Up Earlier: If this is a challenge, here’s a tip: go to bed earlier. The morning begins in the night.
Enjoy It: When was the last time you didn’t have time for dessert, a long, hot shower or your favorite sport / TV show / website? Strangely, no matter how busy we get, we still have time for the things we enjoy. Make English one of those things you enjoy, and you’ll discover you don’t need to worry about time.