6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2020

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Mista
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2020

Postby Mista » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:09 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:It’s over, right? Yesterday was the last day.


Yes - and congrats! I'm impressed!
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Brun Ugle
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2020

Postby Brun Ugle » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:02 pm

Mista wrote:
Brun Ugle wrote:It’s over, right? Yesterday was the last day.


Yes - and congrats! I'm impressed!

Thanks! I’m exhausted!
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dicentra8
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2020

Postby dicentra8 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:57 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:It’s over, right? Yesterday was the last day.

Finally! :P Congrats!
It was almost perfect timing, the end of the challenge, because I just finished the one thing I was doing to maintain some japanese listening. Now I can finally have a better balance between finnish and japanese.

My impression from someone who did this challenge for the first time was positive. Mainly pushing a person to start doing something (instead of keep delaying it) and build a decent pace.

> "I hope I can finnish 1 (maybe 2?) during the challenge."
And here I was being overoptimistic. I didn't finish the 1st volume but I'm not that far away from it. At the beginning I was on chapter 4, now I'm on chapter 17 (8 chapters left to finish this volume). According to the app I'm using, I spent 139 hours and 59 minutes going through Hyvin Menee! :shock: For listening was 16 hours and 19 minutes.
I decided to edit the goals in the app to end with the challenge so now it looks very empty from what I was used to see every day.

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I'm really glad that I decided to participate in the challenge and also congrats to everyone! :)
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2020

Postby Brun Ugle » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:40 pm

dicentra8 wrote:
Brun Ugle wrote:It’s over, right? Yesterday was the last day.

Finally! :P Congrats!
It was almost perfect timing, the end of the challenge, because I just finished the one thing I was doing to maintain some japanese listening. Now I can finally have a better balance between finnish and japanese.

My impression from someone who did this challenge for the first time was positive. Mainly pushing a person to start doing something (instead of keep delaying it) and build a decent pace.

> "I hope I can finnish 1 (maybe 2?) during the challenge."
And here I was being overoptimistic. I didn't finish the 1st volume but I'm not that far away from it. At the beginning I was on chapter 4, now I'm on chapter 17 (8 chapters left to finish this volume). According to the app I'm using, I spent 139 hours and 59 minutes going through Hyvin Menee! :shock: For listening was 16 hours and 19 minutes.
I decided to edit the goals in the app to end with the challenge so now it looks very empty from what I was used to see every day.

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I'm really glad that I decided to participate in the challenge and also congrats to everyone! :)

What app are you using?

I didn’t finish all the things I wanted to do either. Something always comes up every 6WC that spoils my plans. Still, I feel like I accomplished a lot and I have definitely improved a good bit, but there is still so far to go. Turkish is not an easy language for me.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge- Feb 2020

Postby dicentra8 » Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:48 pm

Brun Ugle wrote:What app are you using?

It's called FLIP - Focus Timer for Study (Android | Apple). From the few apps I tried, it was the one I enjoyed to use the most. The feature to start the timer by simply flipping the phone unfortunately doesn't work with the phone I've got (it used to work with the previous one I had). :( For the free version you have a limit of 5 goals for each day.
But a person still gets nice features: you get a daily report at the end of the day; you can see a timeline of the tasks you did throughout each day; there's a separation between goals that are "in progress" and the ones that have been completed; add a D-day; calendar available with the goals for each day / week (if there's any). I think it's a very handful app even if a person is using the free version. :)

Brun Ugle wrote:Still, I feel like I accomplished a lot and I have definitely improved a good bit, but there is still so far to go.

Same! There's still plenty to learn but I feel happy about what I accomplished during these last 6 weeks. It was really worth it!
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