Today’s Word: solitary

July 31, 2018 =========

☆  solitary   単独の


A solitary activity is an activity that you do on your own. You might find that solitary study works best for you – no interruptions, plenty of time to think, and you can set your own schedule. One thing to think about though is what we call, “mixing it up.” This is a term from fitness, and it means that if you usually enjoy solitary exercise then “mix it up” and take a group class, or join a group run. Or, if you usually exercise in a group, try a solitary run. This way, you can avoid burnout and keep your motivation high.

It’s the same for English study. If you are always studying in a group you might find a little bit of solitary study revives your motivation. Or if you always study alone, then joining a speaking group such as Toastmaster, might give you a chance to stay motivated to actually use English, rather than just study it. So, if you’re feeling a little less motivated, remember to “mix it up” – if you’re always in a group, find some solitary study time, and vice versa.

See you next month,