Learning a new language can be tough. But here is a quick tip that can help you make learning ASL a daily habit and help you be more consistent.
In the book Atomic Habits, author James Clear shares 4 simple rules that anyone can implement in order to build a new habit.
- Make it obvious
- Make it attractive
- Make it easy
- Make it satisfying
Let’s just focus on that first one for a bit… make it obvious.
In the case of learning ASL, take a moment and try and come up with a couple of ways you can make learning sign language more visible and accessible.
- Have some flash cards? Put them where you will see them everyday.
- Have a book? Place it on a surface where you will see it and read it.
- Have social media? Follow some ASL accounts on your profile.
I’ve personally found that when I make a focused effort to make the things I want to do more obvious and visible throughout my day, I am much more likely to get it done.
For instance, I’ve used this strategy to help me eat better by putting healthier choices where I can see them and to exercise more regularly by having my workout clothes out and visible.
So, if you’d like to be more consistent with learning ASL, try finding ways to make it more visible to you on a daily basis.
If you’d like to learn more about habits and how you can create systems that’ll lead to the formation of good habits, I highly recommend checking out Atomic Habits for yourself when you get the chance.
If you’d like more book recommendations, we’re currently working on a curated list of books recommendations here or if you’d like to see what I’m currently reading, you can find me on Goodreads here.
With all of that said, we would love to hear from you.
What is something that has helped you create a new habit? Let us know in the comment section below.