Today marks the day where I have been logging into the Duolingo App to practice my German for 450 days in a row. Almost 15 months of daily practice for at least 5 minutes that has moved me through 23 different lessons on various topics in German. One restriction with my practice is that I have the free account and thus only have “five hearts” per day to work through my lessons. Yup, no paid app that would allow me to have unlimited practice. This means that if I get more than five answers wrong, I have to stop my practice and login later in the day to complete my practice, with usually only 2-3 hearts.
Now, this milestone has me thinking: What other daily habits could I instil into my life and consistently do for 450 days?
Healthy, clean eating? This would be amazing.
Drink a minimum of 4 cups of water? My body would love this.
Get into bed by 10:00pm each night? Ohhh, that would delicious.
Are there free apps for all these things?
I do love the game that Duolingo creates in my mind and I love keeping up with my streak. Why did I decide to use the App? Many of my students use Duolingo to help them develop their second language skills. I was super curious to see how the lessons worked and soon after I started in December 2022, I was hooked. My ultimate goal is to get back to Germany and have a conversation in German with my best friend and her children.
Cheers to streaks of healthy habits!
Have a beautiful Thursday and love what you do.