It’s so easy to get lost when you’re learning a language. There just seems to be so much STUFF to learn! So many words, so many structures, so many phrases… So much grammar…
It’s easy (when you’re lost) to forget that learning a language is actually about fun. It’s actually about the opportunities it gives you. It’s actually about feeling really cool and sexy when you FINALLY master that phrase / structure / whatever.
So I’m here to tell you….
YOU ARE MORE THAN GRAMMAR.
Say it now. ‘I am more than grammar.’
Now say it louder.
Now say it louder while smiling.
Now say it LOUDER while smiling at yourself in the mirror.
I don’t know what your opinion is about affirmations. Some people think they’re stupid, some people think they’re amazing. Some people don’t know what they are.
Let me tell you a secret. I didn’t know what they were. Then I thought they were stupid. Then I thought they were amazing. Now I know that they can help when learning a language.
An affirmation can help you change what you believe about something. So if you believe that learning a language is difficult / boring / stupid / unfair, then this might be the affirmation for you.
So next time it all feels too much, say this: ‘I am more than grammar.’ Say it and remember…
… you are more than the mistakes you make
… you are more than your grades
… you are more than your homework
… you are more than the list of phrasal verbs you don’t understand
Say it and relax. You are more than grammar. So go and have fun with the language and don’t stress so much. It will be OK.