- Avoid music, movies, etc., while you’re studying. I don’t care who you are, multitasking isn’t a good way to learn something (quickly).
- Try to only study Japanese here. I understand if it’s a multi-purpose area, like a desk, but the more you can associate Japanese learning with this area, the better!
- Don’t allow yourself to get on Facebook, Twitter, Farmville, etc., while you study. At the very least, wait until you’re between things!
- Turn any notifications off on your computer / phone (this includes e-mail, Twitter, text messages, and so on).
I have to admit…I can’t avoid any of these things. (╥﹏╥)