I guess what keeps me motivated is setting short-term goals for each week or month.
It’s important to set only realistic ones and actually write them down. It’s very rewarding when you tick them off your list… And it gives me this structure and motivates me more then a long-term goal of speaking fluent Portuguese.
For example for one week my goals are:
- listen to 2 podcasts
- have a chat with somebody in Portuguese
- read a piece of news in Portuguese
- practice verbs on PP for at least 5 mins
- practice for a few minutes every day vocabulary using one of the apps