Korean studying was going pretty well. Well, until I somehow overstudied by studying every single day and found myself burnt out on Wednesday. I think I overloaded myself. I don't think it would have been too bad had I been continuing with the self study as I work at a very leisurely pace, but having added in two 1 hour Korean classes to that mix, where I learn a lot of Korean vocab and at least 3 new grammar points per lesson, it was a bit too much.
So after taking a much needed break on Wednesday and doing some light studying on Friday, I decided that I would introduce 1 day a week where I wouldn't study Korean. I also decided that the same day should be mostly free from chores, giving myself absolute freedom to do whatever I wanted. Saturday seemed like the best day as I'm now inclined to count it as the end of the week. I've also now explained to friends that going out of a weekday was going to be a lot harder and that meeting up of a weekend might be better.
The break has been nice, but it's made my fingers itch for my Korean flashcards. I almost took my Korean/English edition 'The Little Prince' to a nearby cafe with me, instead of Book 3 of 1Q84, because I felt that desperate to study. But it would probably be too much work for me to read at the moment as I'd end up having to do stopping to look up words just to read it. When I've completed some other flashcard sets and teaching myself the past tense, I will probably start making my way through it.
I've been advised against studying hard and then taking a day off, but as studying every day is causing me problems, I think it might be better to give myself a break. At least that way I have some time to remind myself what I want to do and to hopefully renew my motivation for doing so.