Today’s Word: keep oneself from ~ing

January 3, 2018          =========

☆  keep oneself from ~ing ~しないようにする


The quote this week is from Bruce Lee, “Long-term consistency trumps short-term intensity.” What does this mean to you? For me, it feels like it is a better idea to consistently eat less sugar, exercise more and so on, rather than trying to keep myself from eating sugar every single day. Or trying to exercise every single day. It’s just hard to keep up that kind of intensity, don’t you agree?

So, with learning English, it’s the same. Long-term consistency of learning a word a day is so much easier than trying to learn 10 words a day – that kind of intensity is hard to continue!

Did you make New Year’s resolutions to keep yourself from doing something – such as working too late, or drinking too much alcohol, or eating unhealthy foods? If so, is there any way to reframe those ideas from a negative statement to a positive one?