Frequency beats infrequency

Doing something more often for shorter periods of time in many cases will outweigh doing the same thing less frequently for longer periods of time.

Example 1 – Working out

Working out once a week for two hours is much less effective than working out four times a week for thirty minutes. This will get you in much better shape than the former.

Example 2 – Learning an instrument

Playing the piano, drums, turntable, etc. for twenty minutes a day is more effective than playing once a week for an hour and forty minutes.

Example 3 – Learning a language

Studying Chinese once a week for seven hours is less effective than studying everyday for one.

So to develop a skill in something or to create better habits – do it frequently for a shorter period of time.

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