I'm Yumi, a JEEPA certified English conversation coach.
It's been 8 days since the beginning of this year.
How did you spend your New Year's holiday?
As for me, every year in December, I was busy preparing for Christmas.
I've been able to buy most of my Christmas gifts on-line due to the influence of Covid, so that made things easier for me. .
On Christmas day, we invited my husband's family and my eldest daughter's boyfriend to our house this year. After lunch, my husband's best friend's mother also came to visit us.
It was a different kind of Christmas than the one we celebrate every year with just our close family, so it was a fresh and very nice Christmas.
I'm sorry for the lengthy preamble, but since this is the first blog of the new year, some kind of resolution for
the year, but I've been failing to implement it so I watched this video by Mr. Nakata on the skill of not
putting things off.
So, here you go.
How did you like it?
Here is a summary of some of the things I thought were important.
To put it off or not to put it off is dramatically important in life.
If you have the ability to not put things off, you can succeed.
Just do it.
Execution is not a character trait. Execution is a skill.
If you have a clear understanding of the psychological mechanisms that cause people to put things off, and if you have the skills to overcome them. If you clearly install the skill to overcome it, your behavior will surely change.
Techniques to avoid putting things off
(1) Make up your mind.
(2) Do it.
(3) Maintain it.
Let's apply this to the JEEPA English conversation exercise.
1) Decide to do the JEEPA exercise.
2) Do it.
(3) Work on it for 90 days.
(The deadlines at the beginning and the end are set so that you are forced to do the exercises, and the classes include native speakers so that you can get the input and output you need to improve.)
At JEEPA, as part of the curriculum, before we start the exercises, we ask the students what their goals are for the next three months.
Everyone has a variety of goals in mind when they start exercising.
I want to be able to watch movies without subtitles.
I want to enjoy daily English conversation with people from overseas.
I want to enjoy traveling abroad.
I want to make friends from overseas.
I want to make a successful presentation at work.
I want to improve my TOEIC score.
I want to pass the English proficiency test.
What goals do you want to achieve using English? It’s completely up to you!
If English is one of your goals for this year, I highly recommend the JEEPA exercises.
I have been living abroad for 24 years, and I've never tried to learn a language because I thought I could just live with it, but this exercise made me want to try again. The exercises are designed to be habit-forming, and you can consult with a Japanese coach (like me ).
If you continue for 90 days, the system is designed to help you continue.
All you have to do is “just do it”.
That's it for today.
If you are interested in JEEPA's exercises, please click here.
As an aside, last year I was able to continue taking classes with dance instructor Toshie Fujiwara (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1592504947613492), whom I met on-line, for a year, and I was happy to see that I had achieved my goal of gaining muscle strength and stamina by looking at my photos from a year ago. It was a great way to start the year. In case you're wondering, I'm currently doing 30 push-ups every day which started 0 the beginning of the year. .
You can make miracles happen .
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