I've read mixing up your study methods can help keep studying fresh. I was wondering what tools everyone uses to keep studying from feeling like work (particularly with vocabulary). I have a tendency to cycle through these methods: Rosetta stone, Quizlet, Genki, influent (a fun vocab game on steam), and Japanesepod101. I find I respond best to audio, maybe its all that time I spend riding the bus lol. I know from previous experience that lack of motivation + long breaks can lead to poor retention (maybe that is just me). I took two years of French in high school (first two years), and by the time I graduated all I could remember was "je ne sais pas" (Kinda ironic lol). Anyway, point is I'm self learning this time around; not following a structured course were I have to work for that mark. I find studying Japanese really fun! But some days it just feels like work, particularly flash cards! I was wondering if anyone had any tips from keeping things from going stale .
P.S. This is my first form post here, I apologize if I posted to the wrong location!