I can’t manage my own time if I do something that I don’t like. It seems to be a stupid commentary, but yesterday I understood that my language learning was becoming an obligation, I was losing my pleasure. What did I do? I forgot all my study plans, all my impositions, etc and saw a documentary about Buddha and listened Steve’s videos at Youtube, some conversations here in LingQ, this sort of things. After 4 hours of study I wasn’t tired, I was happy about my day and wasn’t worried about my progress. Paradoxically, or not, yesterday was more productive than my days of obsessive study.
It’s more and less like Yoga: you don’t do an effort if it hurts you. Enjoy the experience and be patient. It’s easier to learn this way, at least to me.