I breakdown the things I want to learn into two categories: Things I can't help but learn about. These are topics that consume my curiosity, and I can't keep my mind off of them. I'll be intensely focused on these new things for days/weeks/months. Once I lose interest, I simply stop spending any time on these curiosities. Things I know I should learn that may not be as fun to learn. For me, these are things like History, classic fiction, and language learning. For these items, I plan out what I want to read/learn a year in advance, then breakdown what I need to do into small daily increments. I’m always happy for having spent the time learnings these things, even they were challenging in the moment.