Learn to rest to learn – Learning like a body-builder

They say muscles grow when resting, between two gym days.

In my experience this also works for learning.

I was in my 20s when I got interested in learning Spanish.

One summer I spent some weeks in Spain.

I took a paper notebook everywhere I went.

Whenever I found or heard a new expression that I liked, I wrote it down.

In the evening, before going to sleep, I revised my notes.

I went through the list of the new words for the day.

I also included some revision of the words from previous days.

The next morning my mind was pouring out the answers at a 90% accuracy rate.

I only slept and rested. My brain did the heavy-lifting.

Just like muscles growing in the resting period.

It worked for me 🎯


1-Minute Tip ⏳

Results in learning come from work.

Rest is part of the work.

Do your part. Then let your brain work it out for you.

This content is authentic. It is not AI generated.

I write these weekly tips for you because I enjoy sharing techniques that I have seen work for my students through my 20+ years of teaching experience.


👋 Hi, I’m Gábor

I specialize in helping Spanish speakers develop confident speaking clarity in English for professional and business success.

Talk to you next time 🙂


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