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Just as pretty much everyone else, you are facing a lack of motivation to study that once-exciting language. This can happen for many reasons: its grammar is getting too difficult for you, you have too little time to study, you have other problems in your life, and you no longer have that goal that initially got you learning the language.
In this post, I will try to give you a few tips on how to get back to your learning habits. Bear in mind that this isn’t a universal recipe for success, and you may require different steps or only some of the tips will work for you.
First, you can try setting a study schedule: find a notebook and choose the most suitable time to study. It could be early in the morning, before you go to work, or during your lunch break. Do not aim for a huge 3-hour learning session. You can start with as little as 20 minutes. The important thing is to turn into a habit that will not require motivation.
Second, find interesting materials in the language that you will like. That will motivate you to become better so that you can understand and fully enjoy them. They can include movies, books, songs, poetry, videos and blogs.
Third, act quickly. When you notice that your motivation is falling, you should do something about it as soon as possible, because going back to learning as you used to is extremely difficult.
Staying motivated is also staying disciplined. Know that nothing good comes without efforts and do not expect the language to get into your brain by itself.
Last tip: do not stop exploring. A language is also a huge world of culture. If you have the opportunity to travel to the country where they speak it, do it. When you explore different manifestations of the language, you will not get bored as easily.