Now, with the holidays approaching people are even more occupied than usual and may find it difficult to stay focused on their goals. Some people suggest making daily or weekly habits and staying consistent with those habits. There is research that says that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. So, just practicing English consistently for a few weeks will put you on a path to having habits that will compound with time and greatly improve your English skills. Other people say that it helps to have a friend to study with you and keep you going even when you don’t feel like it.