One Simple Hack To Learn Swedish This Year

Learn Swedish. That is by far the most important tip I can give you to find a job in Sweden. In fact, learning Swedish will increase your probability of finding a job by 86 %. Yes, there are some industries in Sweden where English is the language most commonly used, like Pharmaceuticals and IT. However, in most jobs knowing Swedish will either be a necessity or highly beneficial for you.

The question then becomes, how can you learn Swedish faster?

By using habits to hack your language training! How can you learn Swedish easier than what you thought was possible? I want to show you how you can add 1077 HOURS of additional language training this year. But first, let’s talk about what habits are and how we can hack them.

Using the Power Of Habits in Your Job Search

Every day, 40-45 % of our daily activities are the results of habits. This is great. Because if we can use these habits to change our lives on autopilot. What is a habit?

A habit consists of three parts: a cue, a routine, and a reward.

We will use this to learn language faster. But, let’s start with a simple example, brushing your teeth.

Toothbrush with toothpaste

Most people have some kind of cue for brushing their teeth. For instance, they brush their teeth AFTER having their breakfast. In this case, breakfast is the CUE for the ROUTINE brushing your teeth. Then there is a reward. The REWARD, in this case, would be feeling fresh in your mouth.

Another example is lunch. Let’s say that the office lunch time is at 12.00. In this case, the CUE would be the clock turning 12.00 and the routine is having lunch. Finally, the reward is feeling full. If you are instead not having a specific meal time, your cue might be being hungry.

People having lunch

One Hack to Learn Swedish, One Hack For Your Job Search

Let’s hack language learning. Let’s learn Swedish. What you really need are cues that push you to learn the language. Luckily, this is possible. Simply change the default language settings on your phone and computer. By changing the language settings on your devices, you will basically have hundreds of cues every day to practice Swedish. According to statistics, the average phone user checks their smartphone 150 times a day and use the phone for 177 minutes.

iPhone on a wooden table

If you are having your phone in a language that you know, then you are basically wasting 1077 HOURS of language learning every year. What would it mean to you if you would add those extra 1077 hours to learning Swedish?

The only thing you need to do is to change the language setting on your phone from whatever language you have right now to Swedish. The benefit is that you will understand the meaning of many words either by reference to the fact that you know what they were before or because you understand from the context they appear in. Doing this will create 54 750 cues for Swedish training within a year. That is super powerful.

Person writing 2017 in the darkness with a sparkler

Changing your habits will change your job hunt

Changing your language settings on your phone can help you learn the language. Because it creates 54 750 additional cues to learn the language over a year. What other habits can you incorporate in your life so that your job search becomes more successful?

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