Take deep breaths. When it comes to oxygen, your brain is the greediest part of your body. That's why people can become brain dead very easily if they've been in an accident that deprives them briefly of an adequate supply of blood. Before you start learning, take three deep breaths and focus on filling your brain with oxygen.
Aim for a middle level of mental arousal. You don't want to be so excited that you can't concentrate and are zinging all over the place. Alternatively you don't want to be half asleep. before you start learning, take a few minutes to focus on your goal. Imagine that you are already speaking your new language. Where are you and what are you doing?
Get a good nights sleep. You can t function or learn if you're overtired.
Eat a balanced diet. Your brain, like everything else in your body, cannot work without energy. The ability to concentrate and focus comes from the adequate, steady supply of energy - in the form of glucose in our blood to the brain, so eat food that will release glucose slowly into the bloodstream, keeping you mentally alert throughout the day.
OK, so you've started your language journey and your brain is not cooperating.... Here are a few ideas for you to try.
Do you have other ideas that work for you? I'd love to hear what they are ...............
These blogs are about learning a foreign language and how utilising that skill can help to keep your mind active and assist with your cognitive function.