Whether you have a lot of free time or very little, it’s tempting to reach for the most complicated tools you know to solve your problem. But sometimes the humble ToDo list is quicker, easier, and more flexible than anything else.
According to Dr Devon Price in Laziness Does Not Exist, there are only two main causes of procrastination. How can we use this knowledge to help us be more productive?
I started using Anki not long after I moved to Taiwan, but it took a while to really click with me. In fact, I quit using Anki after a month because it was giving me too much stress. I was plugging away at Traditional Chinese characters (Hanzi) in most of my free time and it never stuck with me.
Here’s a secret a lot of Anki enthusiasts won’t tell you: Anki works best as part of a balanced study routine. So here are some tips for using Anki to study Chinese characters and avoid repeating my mistakes.