The first and most important thing to remember is:
You are about to embark on a beautiful but long and at times cumbersome journey.
To avoid blisters i.e. feeling overwhelmed and to get the most out of this course
there are a few things to keep in mind.
This is what this reminder series is for.
Every now and then you’ll find a lecture like this one named AT EASE PLEASE
which will help you to lean back and enjoy the journey
without fearing to miss out on anything.
You can find all these little "reminders to relax" with a neat table of contents on this course (COMING SOON).
Bookmark it and in case you notice things are not proceeding as they should,
take another look through this series of reminders.
OVERLOAD IMMINENT - HERE'S WHAT TO DO
When one sets out to learn German, there’s simply an overload of information
to deal with. Allow me to be your guide through this jungle and to safely guide you towards your goal.
I’ve walked this path many many times and am a knowledgeable and caring companion on your journey.
First things first: In case of an emergency
Whenever you feel overwhelmed, what happened is
that you have tried to take in too much information at once.
The moment you realize that you are feeling stressed out,
simply drop everything. Don’t finish what you have started.
Then close your eyes and focus on your breath for a couple of minutes.
Maybe even take a walk and when you come back, come back to the lesson
that you took a break from and try again.
Often this is all it takes: a breeze of fresh air, a small distraction for your brain
in order to grant it the space and time it needs to process all the new information
and to integrate it into your vast vault of knowledge that is already stored neatly
inside your memory.
If the above strategy doesn’t work, simply stop doing what you are doing and
write me a comment under the lecture that you are currently working on,
describing as precisely as possible what you are struggling with.
I’ll get back to you within 48 hours (usually a lot faster).
That’s enough for today. More soon.
I’m glad to have you on board.
How do you normally get out of a panic/frenzy?