Add Link: AT EASE PLEASE 01: Don't Panic
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What truly matters
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 END OF 2019). Bookmark it and in case you notice things are not proceeding as they should and 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.
In case of an emergency, i.e. 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 but over the weekends I'm not working so it might take a bit longer then).
That’s enough for today. More soon.
Share your Thoughts
How do you normally get out of a panic/frenzy?