According to a study carried out by researchers from the California Institute of Technology and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, when we are relaxed, not only do we learn better, but our memory improves. This of course, applies to your Spanish. The more relaxed you are, the easier your Spanish will become.
Let’s see how to relax to improve your Spanish
Choose a school, a teacher, and a learning system that adapts better to your language and personal needs. If in doubt, ask yourself: do I feel at ease in class?
When studying make yourself comfortable. Wear sport clothes, or any garment that feels cozy and not too tight.
Don’t study Spanish when you are tired Being relaxed is not the same as being tired.
Schedule your Spanish so that you don’t get interrupted.
Decide where you’re going to study. What works best for you? At home, in a library, in a cafe…
Music can help you create the right athmosphere for you to chill out. Baroque music, i.e. Bach, it is said to have an extraordinary effect on our nervous system. Apparently, the heart beat and pulse rate relaxes to the beat of the melody, leaving us with a sense of peace and tranquility.
Smells can be very soothing. You can buy a natural essential oil and use 2 or 3 drops in a tissue and keep it close to you. Since I’m not an expert on this matter, I’d like to introduce you to someone who knows everything that needs to be known about essential oils: nunu, a fantastic masseur who lives here in Barcelona.
Relaxation techniques and meditation are a great way of slowing down. And so it’s Chi Kung (my favourite). I’ve been advised by a great friend and student: Tania Spearman, a professional aupuncturist to listen to podcast
Last but not least, a good laugh works wonders to release your tension. What about searching on youtube for a comedian that makes you smile. Just 5 minutes …. and you’ll be full of beans.
Most importantly, close you Spanish book if you start to feel anxious. Don’t let tension come to your door. Very few things in life are too serious to worry about, and that also includes your Spanish.
And now, imagine how wonderful your Spanish time can be, if you just give yourself permission to breath and relax and learn andremember.
I’d love to hear from you. Share your Spanish experience, leave a comment below.
Easy to follow Steps to start using your Spanish grammar and vocabulary, get Your Spanish into your daily life, and feel happy with yourself.