The hardest thing about doing anything is getting started, which is why my trombone is not in the case and looks at me every day. It can be so easy to neglect if it is not visible. It is a passion of mine, but I still need to be reminded daily.
English is No Different
I believe studying the English language is the same. If you are really committed to improvement, I suggest leaving your books and study materials out- not on the shelf, but in a visible place so that you get the same reminder I do every day! It works! Jim SSE, Sagamihara http://smithweb.co.jp/sagamihara/