chove wrote:Anyone got any tips for getting back into studying? I took an accidental break and now I'm somewhat paralysed by the fear that I'll have forgotten everything and it'll all be too difficult now. Somehow. Anxiety does a real number on my brain sometimes. I've kept up with Anki reviews and done maybe 10 minutes a day of DuoLingo or similar, but I feel like I've really fallen out of the habit.
You certainly haven’t forgotten anything Knowledge you have actively acquired is never completely lost. When you memorize something, brain learns where to look for a synapse that has this information and the pathway to this part of the brain is fast and active. If you, however, don’t activate the pathway enough, it becomes less active and slower. So now, the only thing to remember what you have learnt is to speed up and activate the pathways which is not at all difficult, especially if you have acquired the knowledge rather recently. I bet if you start studying again it might feel uncomfortable at first but everything will come to you soon. I’d advise you to start small and build momentum because if you suddenly start studying languages for 8 hours a day you will surely burn out.